Other Services and Programs
In addition to normal law enforcement services, the Liberty County Sheriff
Department provides other services which may be needed by citizens. Some of these
services are as follows.
FINGERPRINTING: The department provides fingerprinting services for
personnel required to submit record prints by other agencies. These include
Immigrations Services, background checks, concealed weapons permits, alcohol
license applications, and other legitimate purposes. This service is provided free
of charge as a service to the community. Persons desiring fingerprinting must
provide the appropriate cards and bring a picture identification to the Detective
Office, loacated at the jail on Airport Road.
INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT REPORTS: A copy of accident or incident reports
processed by the Liberty County Sheriff Department is available for persons
involved in the accident or incident. Any party to the incident may obtain a copy
of the report free of charge. Incident reports are normally available from the
Detective's Office at the Liberty County Jail the day following the report of the
incident. Accident reports are normally available within ten days of the
accident report date.
SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS: In response to community concerns and to
insure the safety of our children attending the various schools within
Liberty County, personnel were hired and trained by the Sheriff
Department to insure safety and adequate traffic flow at the various
schools. These officers conduct traffic control and insure motorists
slow down at the crossings, and allow sholls buses unimpeded flow to and
from the schools. This increases the safety of the children riding the
buses and provides for a more orderly flow of traffic at peak times.
OTHER INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE: Anyone desiring assistance or needing
information other than that covered in these pages, is welcome to contact any
representative of this department. If we can not provide the answer to your
question or problem, we will provide you with a referral to an agency that will be
able to assist.
Commonly Asked Questions
Q. Where do I go for fingerprints?
A. Fingerprints are taken at the Detective's Office at the Liberty County Jail
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Closed for lunch between 12 and 1)
There is no charge for fingerprinting. Please bring a picture I.D.
Q. How do I pay a traffic ticket?
A. When a traffic ticket is issued by the
Liberty County Sheriff Department, there are several ways of resolving the
citation. If the person receiving the ticket does not wish to contest the
ticket, the fine may be paid in person by cash, or by money order mailed to Liberty
County Sheriff, PO Box 439, Hinesville, GA 31310. The citation number or name as
it appears on the citation should be annotated on the money order. If this is accomplished
prior to the court date annotated on the citation, there will be no further
action on the citation. If the person receiving the citation requests to
contest the ticket or discuss the matter with the judge, they must apear
on the date annotated by the issuing officer. Prior to the court date, the person
receiving the citation must call the Sheriff's Office and let them know they will
be appearing in court. If the citation is not paid before this date, and the person
fails to appear, a bench warrant may be issued for their arrest. This failure to
appear will be reported to the state issuing the drivers license, and a
persons driving priveleges could be suspended.
A new service offered by the courts of Liberty County allows for on line payment of
citations. For details on what citations can be paid on line or to get additional
information about online payment, please visit WWW.LIBERTYCOTICKETS.COM.
Please note that this site is maintained by the Liberty County Clerk of Court and not the Sheriff's Office.
Q. How do I know how much the fine will be?
A. When a citation is issued, a fine amount,
somtimes referred to as a bond amount, will be annotated on the citation. This
fine amount is set by the State Court of Liberty County. The issuing deputy can
not adjust the fine when the citation is issued.
Q. How do I obtain the release of my car that was
A. For some infractions, a persons car may be impounded.
At the time of the impoundment, the deputy will normally provide the name of the wrecker
service which was called to tow the vehicle. When you are ready to obtain the vehicle's
release, contact the wrecker company which towed the vehicle. Any special conditions that
must be met for release of the vehicle will be explained. Normally, you must show:
(1) a valid drivers license
(2) proof of ownership such as a title, tag receipt, or notarized bill of sale
(3) a valid insurance card
(NOTE:) If there is a hold on the vehicle, it will not be released until you speak with the
deputy or department which placed the hold.
Q. How do I get someone out of jail?
A. The person arrested must complete the booking procedures
before they can be released. Part of this booking procedure is the establishing of a bond. On
traffic charges, this bond will usually be the amount of the traffic fine. Persons booked into
the jail also must pay a $13.00 jail fee before being released. There are three accepted methods
of producing bond:
(1) Cash Bond - American currency or a US Postal money order for the total amount of the bond.
(2) Bonding Company - The list of approved bonding companies is displayed in the lobby of the
jail and in the booking area. We are not allowed to recommend a company. Call them and they will
advise you of their procedures and fees.
(3) Property Bond - You may present a warranty deed on property that is within the county
as collateral. In order to use property as collateral on a bond, a certified statement showing the
value of the clear value of the property must be obtained from the Tax Assessor's Office.
Property bonds other than thosefor in county property must be cleared by the Sheriff prior to their
Q. When can I visit someone in jail?
A. Visiting hours for the jail are conducted throughout the week. All inmates processed into the jail
receive a scheduled say and time for visitation. Due to the large number of persons detained, visitation
must be limited to the assigned dates and times. Exceptions for out of state or emergency visitors can
be arranged. Situations of this type have to be presented to the Jail Administrator for approval.
Q. Why do I always see deputies sitting in their cars?
A. You need to remember that a deputy's car is his office.
He may be working on reports, looking for speeders, watching suspicious activity, or just taking
a break. Deputies are encouraged to stop and watch the goings on in the neighborhoods they patrol.
Q. How do I get a copy of a police report?
A. Incident reports and accident reports are available from the
records department at the Detective's Office, located at the Liberty County Jail. The reports are available from 8 am
until 5 pm and are provided at no cost to persons involved in the incident.
Q. How do I file a police report?
A. Reports can made by having a deputy come to you, or by coming to
the Deputy's Office located at the jail. To have a deputy respond to you, contact the Sheriff Department
dispatcher at the 911 center. Non emergency calls should be made to the non emergency line at
Q. What can I do about a car that had been abandoned on my property?
A. The Sheriff Department can only tow abandoned vehicles from
public property. A vehicle abandoned on private property must be handled by the property owner.
After you have made a reasonable attempt to locate the owner of the vehicle, you can call a wrecker
service of your choice and have it towed away. The charge for towing the vehicle is normally obtained from
the wrecker service when the owner comes to get the vehicle. However, you should discuss this up front
with the wrecker service you call.
If you have additional questions not answered in this document, feel free to contact anyone
in this department for additional assistance or information.
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Liberty County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 439
Hinesville, GA 31310
tel (912) 876-2131
fax (912) 876-2179
180 Paul Sikes Dr
Hinesville, GA 31313
tel (912) 876-4555
fax (912) 876-0797
Liberty County Jail
180 Paul Sikes Dr
Hinesville, GA 31313
tel (912) 876-6411
fax (912) 876-3060
180 Paul Sikes Dr
Hinesville, GA 31310