Sheriff reflects on 2018

The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office had a busy and productive year for 2018.

According to Rabun County Sheriff Chad Nichols, The Patrol Division responded to a total of 8,244 calls that were dispatched through Rabun County 911. Sheriff’s deputies completed 1,326 incident reports, 289 accident reports, and issued 646 citations along with 1,050 warnings.

On top of that, deputies provided an array of services, including 449 vehicle unlocks, 803 business checks, and responded to 398 business/residential alarms. To proactively prevent crime, deputies patrolled a total of 235,854 miles throughout the year.

Nichols said as a result of vigilant drug and dealer interdiction, deputies made a total of 180 drug arrests in 2018.

The Criminal Investigation’s Division had a busy year with 239 assigned cases; 175 cases were ultimately resolved resulting in a 73% case resolution for 2018.

Nichols also informed on several collaborative efforts that the sheriff’s office took part in this past year. Deputies and investigators partnered with neighboring counties in Operation JAWbreaker, dismantling a drug distribution organization that was operating in North Georgia and the Western North Carolina area.

The sheriff’s office also partnered with the Board of Education to employ three additional School Resource Deputies, which equipped RCS with five assigned deputies that protect and serve our youngest residents on a daily basis.

A total of 1,611 people was processed through the Rabun County Detention Center in
2018. An average daily population of 94 inmates was housed in the jail. Detention officers
transported 505 inmates to court and 61 people to various mental health facilities across the state.

“As your sheriff, I want to THANK YOU for allowing me to serve you. I look
forward to the future of Rabun County and our Sheriff’s Office. Please join me in congratulating and appreciating the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office for the challenging, difficult, and dedicated work they do each day in order to serve our citizens effectively and in representing the Office of the Sheriff,” Nichols said.