Tallapoosa, Georgia Information:

Tallapoosa is in Haralson County, Georgia, about 55 miles from Atlanta and only four (4) miles from the Alabama state line. During the 2010 Census, the population was determined to be 3,170 but estimates from 2016 indicate that the population has grown to 3,187.

Tallapoosa is in what is called the “ABC Triangle” (Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga). It is far enough away from the larger towns to avoid the traffic and most crime; however, drugs and crime are becoming a problem in Tallapoosa although residents still feel safe in Tallapoosa, Georgia.

On a scale of 1 to 100, Tallapoosa gets a score of 67 for Livability, including:

  • B – Amenities;
  • A- – Cost of Living;
  • F – Crime;
  • B- – Education;
  • F – Employment;
  • D- – Housing; and
  • A – Weather.

    The Mayor of Tallapoosa, Georgia is Mayor William “Pete” Bridges who is serving his fourth term as Mayor. He can be reached at 770-574-2345 Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or by email at PBridges@TallapoosaGA.gov.

    Tallapoosa City Hall
    25 East Alabama Street
    Tallapoosa, GA 30176

    Crime in Tallapoosa, Georgia:

    The crime index in Tallapoosa, Georgia was 369.1 in 2016, compared to the national average of 280.8. There were 154 reported crimes in Tallapoosa, meaning that for every 100,000 people there were 4,858 crimes. This is a higher rate than both the state average of 3,402 crimes per 100,000 people and the national rate of 2,837 for every 100,000 persons. This trend of higher crime rates is true for both violent and property crimes. There were 599 crimes per 100,000 people in Tallapoosa, Georgia which is far higher than the state average of 398 for every 100,000 residents and nationally there were 386 for every 100,000 people.

    In terms of property crimes, the rate is Tallapoosa was 4,259 per 100,000 residents which is far higher than the national average of 2,451 for every 100,000 people and the Georgia state average of 3,005 for every 100,000 people.

    Facts about crime in Tallapoosa, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Tallapoosa is 71% higher than the average in the U.S.;
  • Your chances of becoming a victim of any crime in Tallapoosa are 1 in 21;
  • The number of total year over year crimes has increased by 34% in the city of Tallapoosa; and
  • Tallapoosa is safer than 14% of the cities in America.

    As of January 2018, there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Tallapoosa, Georgia, making the ratio of residents to sex offenders 94 to 1.

    Tallapoosa, Georgia Police Address:

    Tallapoosa Police Department
    15 East Alabama Street
    Tallapoosa, Georgia 30176

    Other Information about the Tallapoosa, Georgia Police Department:

    The Chief of Police is Chief Scott Worthy who can be reached at the Police Department 770-574-7211 Monday – Sunday from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    The non-emergency phone number is 770-646-0077

    In 2016, there were ten (10) full-time police officers in Tallapoosa, Georgia, or 3.15 officers for every 1,000 residents. The average in the state of Georgia is 2.50 officers per 1,000 residents.
    Five officers from this agency are PoliceOne members.

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    Open Records Request in Tallapoosa, Georgia:

    For information on open records you can contact the County Clerk in Haralson County

    Commission Office
    155 Van West Street
    Buchanan, GA 30113

    County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Tallapoosa, Georgia:

    The County Sheriff of Haralson County is Sheriff Eddie Mixon. He can be reached at 770-646-2011 or via email at information@haralsoncountysheriff.org.

    Address of the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office:
    147 Hayes Glass Road
    Bremen, GA 30110

    The Haralson County Jail is for adult inmates only and it is located
    Haralson County Jail
    224 Holly Street
    Buchanan, GA 30113

    Information on Current Inmates is the Haralson County Jail:

    Information on Visitation and Mail for Inmates:

    If you are concerned you have a warrant in Haralson County, you should call the Sheriff’s Office at 770-646-2011.

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