Barry H. Babb

Title: Sheriff
Phone: 770-461-6353
Sheriff Barry 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 32 years and has three sons; Jared (married to Maggie Wade), Jacob (married to Kristen Pritchett), and Josh, and grandchildren Luke and Molly Kate.

Sheriff Babb's Experience
Sheriff Babb has 32 years in law enforcement ranging from:
  • Arson investigator
  • Detective
  • Fatality crash investigator
  • Jailer
  • Patrol officer
  • Several disciplines of instructor certifications
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team

Sheriff Babb has 29 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.

Changes to the Sheriff's Office
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.

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