Thursday, January 24, 2019


Sheriff Barry H. Babb


Sheriff Barry H. Babb is a fifth generation Fayette County resident.  Barry resides today on the remaining portion of his Grandfather’s farm that was purchased by his Great Grandfather in 1920.  Barry has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jill, for 28 years and has three sons; Jared (married to Maggie Wade) Jacob, and Josh, and his first grandson, Luke. 

Sheriff Babb has 28 years in law enforcement ranging from jailer, patrol officer, detective, SWAT, arson investigator, fatality crash investigator and several disciplines of instructor certifications.  The Sheriff rose through the ranks reaching up to Captain Assistant Division Director of the Field Operations Division.  Sheriff Babb has 25 years of service with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and 3 years of service with the City of Atlanta Police Department before being elected Sheriff and beginning his first term on January 1, 2013.

Sheriff Babb has brought intelligence led policing and crime analysis to the Sheriff’s Office with great success.  An establishment of a North Precinct is an agency first.  Sheriff Babb has also instituted annual in-house training to prepare officers for the diverse challenges officers face today.  The reality of a new training facility complex, including an emergency vehicle operation driving course, is moving forward.  Among internal changes to create a more efficient agency, Sheriff Babb has created an environment of expanded transparency with the media and the citizens.  Various ways the Sheriff’s Office has been able to maintain public trust is by instituting the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy and routinely participating in community meetings. 

Always looking to have greater success in our role, we are initiating an Explorer program for young people contemplating a career in law  enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our staff either by telephone (770) 461-6353 or via email


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