The Youth Investigations Division is responsible for follow-up and in-depth investigation of juvenile criminal activity. Cases are assigned to this division to prepare them for juvenile court. This includes everything but is not limited to interviews, gathering evidence, and finding runaways.
School Resource Officer (SRO)
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office has assigned deputies (SROs) to middle schools within the county. (The city police are assigned to the inner city schools.)
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the potential outstanding benefits of the School Resource Officer Program. The program benefits the citizens of Walton County and particularly the faculty and students of the school system. Deputies responsibilities include but are not limited to: Providing the school with a safe learning environment, teaching classes about Georgia Law, being a positive role model for students, staff and the community. The School Resource Officer’s are also responsible for morning and afternoon school traffic.
Walton County Explorer Program
The Explorer Program is sponsored by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office through the Boy Scouts of America. This program is open to young people between the ages of 14 and 20.
The overall meaning of the Explorer Program is for the members to learn about the field of law enforcement and what career opportunities there are available. They meet twice a month to practice and train, which allows them to compete in law enforcement competitions throughout the year.
For more information, contact Jenna Towler at 770-266-1515
The Neighborhood Watch Program
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office provides the citizens of Walton County with a way to help protect their neighborhoods by setting up a neighborhood watch program in subdivisions throughout the county. The Sheriff’s Office also provides neighborhood watch signs to place throughout the neighborhood.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to make your subdivision a quality community by setting up a neighborhood watch program. As a neighborhood watch certified community, signs will be posted at every entrance, warning potential violators that they are likely being watched, and that crime does not pay.
Drivers Education can be taken either online, at a private company, or at a school. Please follow the information below to learn more:
- Go to the Georgia Department Of Driver Services website
- At the top of the page, click on Drivers Info, then Driver Education, then Certified Driver Education Schools
A list of options will be provided to you based on where and how you would like to take the course, choose either Private Company, Virtual (Online), School (High School or College), etc.
If you have any questions about finding a Driver’s Education location, please call Jenna Towler at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office: 770-266-1515.
Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (A.D.A.P)
-The Walton County Sheriff’s Office teaches this mandate program for drivers under the age of 18. The law requires them to take and pass the class before receiving a class D driver’s license. This class is offered online at the Georgia Department Of Driver Services website and can also be scheduled in person with Captain Vinson.
Here at the Walton County Sheriff's Office, we use the Sidne Vehicle to educate our Local Children, ages 14-18, on the dangers of driving under the influence. Using the Sidne Vehicle, students are given the ability to drive with slower responses and the other impairments usually obtained while driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs. View more information on the Sidne.
Boys Mentoring Program
Captain Vinson offers a boy's mentoring program for young men ages 7 to 16. For more information, contact Captain Vinson at 770-266-1514.