HCSO 2023 Annual Report



Technology Services accomplished significant milestones, contributing to enhanced security measures and improved agency and community engagement. These accomplishments underscore our commitment to embracing technological growth and maintaining a secure, efficient, and community-oriented law enforcement agency in the 21st century.

The following highlights showcase the agency’s dedication to fostering innovation and efficiency:

PROJECTS MANAGED Revamped the Superior Court and Judicial Center's camera system, and expanded the number of cameras to ensure heightened security for staff, civilians, and inmates, aligning with the Top Six objectives. Enhanced the website design ( www.henrycountysheriffga.gov ) to provide a wealth of resources and up-to-date information, promoting a user-friendly interface that fosters community engagement. NEW TECHNOLOGY Established a lifecycle management program to modernize information systems, services, and resources, ensuring sustainable support for daily operations. Integrated a SALTO Access Control System, enhancing physical security and safety for employees, vendors, and visitors. Implemented PaperCut, a print management software, promoting eco-friendly practices and secure printing capabilities. Made digital evidence available for video requests from other agencies within the county, supporting operations, investigations, and open records.


OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS Formal requests made by individuals or entities to obtain access to public records and information held by the Sheriff's Office. These requests are made under the principles of transparency and accountability, allowing citizens to access documents, data, and other records related to law enforcement activities, policies, and procedures.

The HCSO Office of Legal Affairs (LA) plays a pivotal role in providing counsel to command and executive staff on various legal matters, such as drafting and solidifying agreements, contracts, and other legal documents. Additionally, LA ensures clarity in legal communication throughout the agency and actively engages in communication, negotiation, and management of complex legal matters with external partners to support the success of our signature programs. A notable aspect of LA’s responsibilities includes handling the surge in Open Records Act (ORA) requests in recent years, particularly those stemming from inmates seeking records under the ORA. This underscores the agency’s commitment to transparency and responsiveness in fulfilling legal obligations while maintaining a positive public presence to foster commUNITY trust.

2023: 1,275 2022: 798 2021: 289

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