Paulding County Sheriff's Office History

Paulding County History

Paulding County was created from Cherokee County by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 3, 1832. In 1851, a portion of Paulding County was used to help create Polk County. Other portions of Paulding County were annexed to neighboring counties (Campbell, Carroll, Cobb, Douglas, Haralson, and Polk) between 1832 and 1874. Between 1850 and 1874, Paulding County was expanded through annexation of parts of Carroll, Cobb, Douglas, and Polk counties.

The County is named after John Paulding (October 16, 1758 – February 18, 1818), who was famous for the capture of the British spy Major John André in 1780 during the American Revolution. André was on a mission carrying secret papers from Benedict Arnold when he was captured.

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Facts

With just a little over 313 square miles and an estimated population of over 165,000 people, Paulding County is one of the largest and most populated counties in Georgia. In fact, Paulding County is one of the fastest growing counties in not only Metro-Atlanta, but in the entire State of Georgia.

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is the 17th largest Sheriff’s Office in the State of Georgia. The Sheriff’s Office is currently the 10th largest full service Sheriff’ Office in the State of Georgia with over 300 total employees.

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office moved into their new Sheriff’s Office and Jail complex in May of 2020 which is located at 180 Constitution Boulevard Dallas, GA 30132.