Letter From the Sheriff


Welcome to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office web site! On behalf of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, I am pleased to present our official web page. In these fast paced days of change, we consider this our latest effort to keep up with new and improved technology. We have attempted to feature many different areas of the Sheriff’s Office. As you explore our site, it is our sincere wish that we will be able to provide you with answers to frequently asked questions or contact information for our employees, as well as other agencies and offices. I was elected to the Office of Sheriff in November of 1996, and took office in January 1997. I am currently serving my fifth term. It is my desire, and the desire of all the men and women at the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, to promote public safety and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Walker County. Thank you for visiting our site; I hope you’ll come back often. Sheriff Steve Wilson

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Stocking Full Of Love Application

Beginning November 1, 2017 you can process an application online for Stocking Full Of Love. The application can be accessed by clicking the Menu Icon top right of the webpage then locate Stocking Full Of Love at the end of the menu. You can also click here SFOL

RECENT ARRESTS and JAIL POPULATION

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Website Navigation

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Citation Payments Changes –

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CITATION PAYMENTS –

Beginning Wednesday March 15th, 2017 you will now have the opportunity
to pay most citations either online through our partner EZ Courtpay or
you can pay them at the Sheriff’s Office. Tickets can be paid online
by credit card until midnight on the Friday before the court date that
appears on the citation. Tickets can be paid by money order, cash or
credit card at the Sheriff’s Office until 3 PM on the Friday before
the court date that appears on the citation.

To pay citations online beginning March 17th, 2017 go to :
https://www.ezcourtpay.com/Tix/Default.aspx

JOB OPPORTUNITY

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Walker County

Georgia Bureau of Investigation

News Release 

For Immediate Release

January 30, 2016

Rossville, Georgia – On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 AM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting incident that occurred on Sheila Gail Lane in Rossville during a SWAT standoff. 

Preliminary information indicates that at about 6:15 PM, last night on January 29, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a shooting at a Sheila Gail Lane residence, near the county line.  The 911 caller, a private propane contractor, had been dispatched to the residence for a service request.  The resident, identified as Jose Alegre, age 64, reportedly became irate threatening to shoot the caller if he did not leave the residence.  As the caller was leaving, Alegre began shooting at him. The caller was not hit by any of the gunfire and was able to escape. 

As Walker and Catoosa County deputies arrived, attempts were made to contact Alegre, who had barricaded himself inside his home. Alegre would not respond to deputies’ verbal commands and numerous attempts to initiate dialog. Walker County authorities obtained a search warrant for the residence and an arrest warrant for aggravated assault for Alegre.  The Walker County SWAT team, which is comprised of deputies from Walker County and LaFayette Police, arrived on scene. Into the morning hours of Saturday January 30, around 12:37 AM, after continued attempts to make contact with Alegre were unsuccessful, the SWAT team deployed gas into the residence at which point Alegre began shooting at officers. Deputies’ continued to initiate conversation with Alegre over a period of time and were unsuccessful. At about 1:48 AM, the SWAT team deployed into the home and were met by gunfire from Alegre.  The SWAT team returned fire, killing Alegre.   

An autopsy will be performed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office at GBI Headquarters in Decatur. The deputies and officers involved in the incident were not injured. 

The GBI will conduct an independent and thorough investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Walker County District Attorney’s Office for review.

 

 

Operation Watchful Eye

Operation Watchful Eye 

The first official duty of Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson, President of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, was to propose a coordinated effort involving all sheriffs’ offices across the state to conduct residence verifications and compliance checks of registered sex offenders during a specific time frame. Operation Watchful Eye was born.

Two hundred and twenty-one registered sex offenders were arrested across the state during the week of October 26 – 31 for violations of state registration laws, thanks to our Georgia sheriffs.  

The Office of Sheriff is mandated by law to register sex offenders, and to keep the public informed of where registered sex offenders reside, work and attend school. Throughout the year each sheriff’s office verifies addresses provided by registered sex offenders.  

While conducting residence verifications, deputies also check for compliance with additional registration requirements which may result in arrests. Prior to this initiative, there has not been a coordinated effort encompassing the resources of all sheriffs’ offices in order to illustrate to the public and offenders that this critical mission is being accomplished. 

“We hope this statewide initiative created awareness that sheriffs’ offices work collectively, network, and actively engage their office by participating in statewide verification checks and other non-compliant matters, in order to make our state safer and showcase the excellent work of our sheriff’s offices,” stated Sheriff Wilson. 

Preliminary reporting by 86 sheriffs reveals a total of 11,982 registered sex offenders, 224  predators, and 145 homeless sex offenders  currently living in their counties.  Throughout the six-day operation, 8,045 residence verifications were conducted and 153 new warrants were issued for violations of the sex offender registry law. Thirty-nine counties reported that 68 sex offenders moved into their county during the week.  

Other agencies such as the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) and U.S. Marshals volunteered to assist counties in this initiative.  The DCS reported 3,994 compliance checks were conducted on registered sex offenders who are under probation or parole supervision. 

In numerous counties, deputies and probation/parole officers worked together to verify sex offenders are in compliance with the law. 

During the checks, DSC reported 28 firearms seized, 27 other weapons seized, 31 cases of illegal drugs found, 36 sexually explicit items confiscated, and over 800 sexually related images located. 

Remember, for the protection of your family and neighbors, visit your local sheriff’s office website or visit the http://gbi.georgia.gov/georgia-sex-offender-registry for more information on the whereabouts of registered sex offenders in your community.  

Letter From the Sheriff

Welcome to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office web site!

On behalf of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, I am pleased to present our official web page. In these fast paced days of change, we consider this our latest effort to keep up with new and improved technology.
We have attempted to feature many different areas of the Sheriff’s Office. As you explore our site, it is our sincere wish that we will be able to provide you with answers to frequently asked questions or contact information for our employees, as well as other agencies and offices.
I was elected to the Office of Sheriff in November of 1996, and took office in January 1997. I am currently serving my fifth term. It is my desire, and the desire of all the men and women at the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, to promote public safety and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Walker County.

Thank you for visiting our site; I hope you’ll come back often.

Sheriff Steve Wilson