Tifton, Georgia Information:

Tifton, Georgia is a city in, and the county seat of, Tift County, Georgia. Tifton is in south central Georgia off of Interstate 75. It is approximately 165 miles north to Atlanta, Georgia and 45 miles south to Valdosta, Georgia. In the 2010 Census, Tifton reported a population of 16,350 but the 2016 estimates are that the population has increased to 16,836.

The Mayor of Tifton is Julie Smith who can be reached at 229-339-1776 or by email at juliesmith@tifton.net.

City of Tifton
130 1st St. E.
Tifton, GA 31794
229-382-6231

Crime in Tifton, Georgia:

The crime index in the year 2016 in Tifton, Georgia was 478.0 which is far higher than the national average of 275.3. In terms of total crime, the city of Tifton had 1,090 reported incidents which translates to 6,488 crimes for every 100,000 people. This is a much higher rate than we see in the state of Georgia average of 3,402 for every 100,000 people and it is also higher than the national rate of 2,837 per 100,000 residents.

The high rate of crime in Tifton is the case in both violent crimes and property crimes. In terms of violent crimes there were 134 reported violent crimes reported in TIfton. So for every 100,000 people there are 798 violent crimes. The state average in Georgia is 398 for every 100,000 people and the rate in America is 386 for every 100,000 individuals. Property crimes are also higher in Tifton with 956 crimes reported. Again, this means that for every 100,000 people there were 5,691 crimes for every 100,000 individuals, far higher than the state average of 3,005 per 100,000 people and even higher than the American average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 persons.

As of January 2018, there were 77 registered sex offenders living in the city of Tipton, Georgia, making the ratio of residents to the number sex offenders 217 to 1.

The overall crime rate in Tifton is 129% higher than the national average and Tifton is safer than only 6% of the cities in America. A person’s chances of becoming the victim of any crime are 1 in 16, but the number of year over year crimes in Tifton has decrease by 16%.

Tifton, Georgia Police Address:

527 Commerce Way
Tifton, GA 31794
229-382-3132

Other Information about the Tifton, Georgia Police Department:

The Chief of Police is Buddy Dowdy. Chief Dowdy can be reached at 229-382-3132.

In 2016, the city of Tifton employed 46 full-time law enforcement employees, 38 of whom were police officers. This means that there are 2.26 officers for every 1,000 residents in Tifton, a rate which is lower than the average in the state of Georgia with 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

Open Records Request in Tifton, Georgia:

Records request in Tifton, Georgia can be directed to the Tifton Police Department at 229-382-3132.
City of Tifton
130 1st Street E.
Tifton, GA 31794

Records request in TIft County:

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

The Sheriff of Tifton County, Georgia is Sheriff Gene Scarbrough who can be contacted at 229-388-6020 Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tifton County Sheriff’s Office
500 Morgan Drive
Tifton, Georgia 31793

The Tift County Jail was built in 1997 and is primarily a pre-trial holding facility for those who have not yet been to trial; however, it also has prisoners who have been sentenced to serve 12 months or less or those who have been sentenced for longer and are awaiting transfer to longer term facilities. The facility can hold 260 beds

Tift County Jail
541 Main St D
Tifton, GA 31794
229-386-3503

Current inmates in the Tifton County Jail

Most Wanted in Tifton County

If you are concerned that you may have a warrant in Tift County, you should contact the Tift County Sheriff’s Department at 229-388-6020

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