Contact Information for Assistance (24/7)

Receiving and Discharge/Booking   —   912-651-3700
Front Lobby   —   912-652-7785
Shift Commander   —   912-652-7710

Special Notices

Savannah, GA (April 1, 2020): Sheriff John T. Wilcher has issued the following statement:


The Chatham County Sheriff’s office has one confirmed case of a staff member with COVID-19.  The individual infected is isolated at home and we are regularly checking on their progress.  We are working with the GA Department of Health and notifying individuals that may have been exposed.

We are continuing the processes and protocols already in place to maintain a safe environment for CCSO officers, staff and inmates.  Access to our facilities is restricted to authorized personnel only.  Everyone must enter through our mandatory health screening entrance.  The sanitizing of our facilities and vehicles are done on a regular basis.

CCSO is working with the judicial system to decrease our inmate population through the appropriate processing procedures.  When an inmate is processed into the Chatham County Jail, a health screen is conducted.  When an inmate is discharged from our jail, they receive a health screen and information regarding COVID-19.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Center for Disease control, the Department of Health, the GA Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, and Homeland Security.  We have an Infection Control Prevention Nurse on staff.

My priority as Sheriff of Chatham County is the safety of everyone at the Detention Center and in our community.  We will continue to keep you informed with regular updates, follow us using #CCSOHealth, and as always, you can call us at 912-652-7609

Please follow the CDC’s information at

Choose a Career That Matters

The mission of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office is to enforce state law and provide the finest public safety services to the people of Chatham County, which includes protecting the judiciary, executing orders of the courts, supporting our law enforcement partners and providing for the care, custody and control of legally incarcerated inmates.


Message From Sheriff John T. Wilcher

Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office Web Site. Inside, you will find information about our agency and its' various functions. 

Also included in this site are phone numbers and E-mail addresses that you can access for further information as well as our 'Frequently Asked Questions' page for general and specific information. 

This site will be updated on a regular basis, so I encourage you to visit often. You can reach me at (912) 652-7609 or (912) 660-1012.


Who We Are

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office serves all the municipalities and unincorporated areas of Chatham County. The men and women of the Sheriff’s Office are highly trained in a variety of areas to ensure that the citizens of our community are served the highest levels of professionalism and excellence. Our core values follow the acronym SHERIFF:

  • Safety
    We keep law, policy and procedure at the forefront of our organization as to provide the safest environment for our officers, inmates and citizens.
  • Honor
    We take pride in every action, every day and ensure that our conduct and performance is a reflection of the upmost professionalism.
  • Excellence
    We exhibit the highest standards of law enforcement service and personal responsibility both on- and off-duty.
  • Reliability
    We serve citizens equally and consistently, always showing fairness, dignity and respect.
  • Integrity
    We strive to uphold the highest moral standards and treat all people with respect.
  • Focus
    We remain focused on our obligation to protect the citizens of Chatham County by providing a well-trained staff that has the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct.
  • Family
    We are not just employees, we are family members.