HCSO 2023 Annual Report


SHOP WITH A DEPUTY Shop with a Deputy is an event where young children, particularly those in need from foster homes, group homes, and surrounding communities within Henry County, shop for Christmas gifts alongside uniformed officers. Over 70 children participated in 2023, pairing up with deputies at "Santa's Toy Shop" at the HCSO. In addition to receiving items from wish lists they created, children also received necessities requested by parents and guardians. This cherished tradition not only spreads holiday cheer but also exemplifies the HCSO's commitment to community engagement, compassion, and the spirit of giving.


S3 is a monthly mentorship program for middle school students aged 11 to 14. Students engage in hands-on activities to develop leadership skills, while parents participate in sessions aimed at strengthening family bonds and communication. In 2023, notable guest speakers including Comedian DC Young Fly, rapper T.I., Dr. Ralph Simpson, and Atlanta radio personality Greg Street shared their experiences with students, inspiring them to strive for success. Through S3, students receive the inspiration needed to excel academically, socially, and emotionally, fostering a generation of confident and resilient leaders.



During the Christmas and Valentine's Day holidays, deputies and staff spread joy to senior citizens of Henry County by delivering holiday gifts. In 2023, for Valentine's Day, we delivered flowers to local senior citizen communities to brighten their day and show appreciation. During Christmas, our team delivered fruit baskets to over 200 senior citizens, ensuring they felt the holiday spirit and were remembered during this special time of year. These annual gestures of generosity reflect our commitment to fostering connections and uplifting the spirits of our cherished senior citizens during the holiday season and beyond. 57

Grits and Grace is an annual event that takes place during National Faith in Blue Weekend, uniting diverse perspectives on law enforcement, education, civil, and human rights issues impacting our community and nation. In 2023, the event featured a panel discussion delving into the age-old question, "What's Going On?" Panelists, including U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, Atlanta Chief of Police Darin Schierbaum, and other esteemed guests discussed strategies for positive change. Grits and Grace continues to serve as a catalyst for meaningful conversations, driving collaboration and understanding among various stakeholders within our community and beyond.

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