It is the mission of the Thomaston Police Department to serve and protect its citizens and visitors with professionalism and respect while providing outstanding police services in accordance with the law in a fair and impartial manner.
On behalf of the City of Thomaston and the Thomaston Police Department, welcome to our website. The site is designed to inform citizens and visitors alike about the services the police department provides to our community. We encourage you to use the site as an additional contact source of information and contact with the department.
The Thomaston Police Department is a full-service agency serving the residents and visitors of Thomaston, Georgia. The department has an authorized strength of 30 sworn police officers and 5 civilian employees. The police department is organized into three divisions; the Office of Professional Standards (OPS), Uniform Patrol Division (UPD), and the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). The police department also operates a K-9 Unit, provides Animal Control services, and participates in a Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force.
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Uniform Patrol Division (UPD)
The most visible division of the department is the Uniform Patrol Division (UPD). The division consists of four shifts, and each shift is supervised by a Sergeant. UPD provides 24 hour law enforcement services to the citizens and visitors of Thomaston. Patrol officers are the initial responders to a wide range of calls for services. They conduct preliminary criminal and traffic accident investigations; enforce criminal and traffic laws as well as ordinances enacted by the City of Thomaston. UPD officers also assist citizens with medical and social problems through crisis intervention and or referrals to other state or county agencies.
Additional responsibilities may include holiday enforcement details, community event security and traffic control, funeral escorts, attendance at job fairs and related community events, and managing school crossing assignments. The division is under the Command of Captain Tim Ledbetter.
|Captain Tim Ledbetter has been in Law Enforcement for 29 years. He has been employed as a Police Officer with the City of Thomaston and proudly served its citizens for over 19 of his 29 years in Law Enforcement. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. His holds six P.O.S.T. certifications which include: Basic Law Enforcement, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervision, Management, and Field Training Officer Certifications. He has approximately 3500 hours of P.O.S.T. certified training. During his career, he has had the privilege to serve in the Uniform Patrol Division as Sergeant, and the|
|Criminal Investigations Division as a Sergeant and a Captain. Capt. Ledbetter is currently serving as the Uniform Patrol Division commander.|
Criminal Investigations Division (CID)
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigates crimes including Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglaries, Thefts, Forgery & Fraud, juvenile offenses and any other crime against an individual or property.
CID Detectives are assigned cases that they manage, collect information and evidence for identifying, apprehending and convicting offenders. Each detective is trained to handle any kind of investigation. Routinely they are called out to assist patrol division on calls requiring the gathering of evidence and information and to determine if a crime has been committed warranting further investigation.
Additionally, CID has agents assigned to a Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force that works jointly with the Upson County Sheriff's Office and other surrounding counties. The Task Force investigates and prosecutes illegal drug activity within the City of Thomaston and Upson County. They also work with other surrounding narcotics units, state agencies, and federal authorities. Thomaston CID Task Force agents are also called upon to investigate gang activity, prostitution, gambling, and illegal alcohol sales with in the City of Thomaston.
|Captain Monica Snipes is a 21 year veterans of the Thomaston Police Department. For 3 years she served as a Patrol Officer with the department. She is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division where she serves as the division commander. During her time with the Thomaston Police Department she has had the opportunity to proudly serve as the department’s Juvenile/Family Protection Investigator. Captain Snipes has specialized training in the areas of child abuse, crisis intervention, sexual assaults, family violence and homicide.|
Office of Professional Standards (OPS)
As part of the Office of the Chief, the Office of Professional Standards (OPS) strives to safeguard and maintain public trust and confidence by its responsiveness to community needs. To this end, OPS monitors employee behavior to identify and implement corrective training in recognized areas and in accordance with Standards and Policies. In addition, OPS reviews all use of force incidents, and investigates or coordinates investigations of all complaints and/or reports of officer misconduct that tends to discredit an officer or the Police Department. OPS is also responsible for updating and developing policies and procedures and keeping them in conformity with ever changing laws, statutes and police standards.
Additional responsibilities include: recruiting and background investigations, policies and standards, State Certification management, equipment management, crime analysis, internal audits, special projects public relations.
|Major Sidney Corley is a 20 year veteran of the United States Air-Force. He began his Law Enforcement career with the City of Thomaston in 2006 as a police officer graduating at the top of his academy class. In 2009 he left for two years returning to a civilian position with the United States Air-Force. In 2011 he re-joined that Thomaston Police Department. Major Corley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is a P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor. Additional P.O.S.T. certifications include Managerial, Supervisory, Advanced, Intermediate, Field Training|
|Officer, Radar, Lidar and Basic Law Enforcement. During his career with Thomaston he has served in Uniformed Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Training, Evidence and Office of Professional Standards where he is currently assigned. Major Corley's main duties include budget over site, State Certification management, Internal Affairs and general command in the absence of the Chief.|
|Sergeant Brian Hammock has been with the Thomaston Police Department for 14 years. He is currently assigned to the Office of the Chief in the Office of Professional Standards Division. Sgt. Hammock is on the SWAT Team and is the SWAT Commander. During his time with the Thomaston Police Department, Sgt. Hammock has had the opportunity to be assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Narcotics Task Force. He holds Advanced, Intermediate and Field Training Officer Certifications. He is|
|presently working on his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and also his Supervision Certification. Sgt. Hammock is the department Training Officer and oversees recruiting/hiring, background investigations, equipment management, and conducts all Internal Affair investigations.|
Support Services Unit
The Thomaston Police Department Support Services Unit (records) is a Sub-Division of the Criminal Investigations Divisions. Support Services is responsible for processing and maintaining reports and associated documents as mandated by the State of Georgia, as well as disseminating records to the public and to appropriate State agencies for judicial processing and statistical data collection.