Winder, Georgia Information

Winder, Georgia is a city in Barrow County, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In the 2010 census, the population of Winder was recorded at 14,099. It was estimated in 2016 that the population had grown to over 15,750. The Mayor of Winder is David Maynard. He works at the Winder City Hall located at:
25 East Midland Avenue
Winder, GA 30630

Mayor Maynard can be emailed at:

The crime index in Winder, Georgia was 394.1 in 2016. That number has been increasing since 2011 when it reached 445.4. In comparison, the national average is 278.2.

Winder had 747 total crimes annually. This means that for every 100,000 residents of Winder there were 4,773 crimes. This is a higher number than is found in either the state of Georgia which has 3,402 per 100,000 and in the U.S. which has 2,837 per 100,000 residents.

There are 124 registered sex offenders who call Winder, Georgia home as of December 2017. This means that the ratio of residents of Winder to the number of sex offenders is 115 to 1.

In 2016, Winder employed 42 law enforcement professionals, 37 of whom were police officers. Winder has a rate of 2.36 officers for every 1,000 residents which is close to the state average of 2.50 for every 1,000 residents.

Facts about crime in Winder, Georgia:

  • The crime rate in Winder is 68% higher than the average in the US;
  • Winder is safer than only 5% of the cities in America;
  • Your chances of being a victim of a crime in Winder are 1 in 21; and
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Winder has increased 26%.

    Winder, Georgia Police Station Information

    The Chief of Police in Winder, Georgia is Jim Fullington. He can be reached at 770-867-2156 or by email at

    Winder, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Winder Police Department is located at:
    25 East Midland Avenue
    Winder, Georgia 30680

    The emergency number is 911. The non-emergency phone number is 770-867-2156. The Winder Police Department also houses Administrative Offices which are open from Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday and all observed Holidays.

    The website for the Winder Police Department is:

    Winder Police Department Additional Information

    Open Records Request in Winder, Georgia

    For open records request in the city of Winder you should contact the Open Records Officer of Winder, April Plank, City Clerk:
    25 East Midland Avenue
    Winder, Georgia 30680

    For open records in Barrow County, you can visit this website:

    County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in WInder, Georgia

    Sheriff Jud Smith is the Sheriff of Barrow County, the home of Winder, Georgia. He can be contacted at: 770-307-3080 or via email at
    The Sheriff’s Office location is:
    Administration Annex
    233 East Broad Street
    Winder, Georgia 30680

    The hours of the Administrative division are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    The Sheriff’s Department is in a different location:
    652 Barrow Park Drive
    Winder, GA 30680

    The Detention Center is under the direction of Sheriff Jud Smith, although Major Robert A. White is the Detention Administrator. Major White can be reached at 770-307-3080. The Detention Center is a 372-bed county jail that houses both men and women who are awaiting trial or have been convicted of an offense and are waiting for transfer to a state jail or prison. Individuals who have been found guilty of crimes and have been sentenced to serve one year or less.

    Barrow County Detention Center offers at-home remote visitation for individuals who have signed up for the service. There are certain hours allotted for remote visitation which include:
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m;
    1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.;
    6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.; and
    8:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

    To use this service you must have Internet access, a computer, and a webcam.
    To learn more about this program you can visit the website:

    For information regarding warrants in Winder, you should contact the Winder Police Department at 770-867-2156 or the Barrow County Sheriff’s Department at 770-307-3080

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