WHY FORSYTH COUNTY
You will find a valuable balance between work, family and play,
for a great quality of life, in Forsyth County.
FORSYTH COUNTY, GA
Forsyth County is situated along Georgia's "Hospitality Highway" and is a community known for its small-town charm and big-city proximity. Close enough to the city, yet still small enough to know your neighbors and enjoy the fresh air of the country, Forsyth County is a great place to live, work, raise a family and educate your children.
Forsyth County is the fastest growing area in Georgia. It offers top rated schools throughout the county and has the best public-school system in the state. Just a short drive north of Atlanta, with convenient access to North Georgia Mountains, Lake Lanier, Chattahoochee River, Etowah River, Sawnee Mountain, and to many award-winning parks to name. Forsyth County offers endless opportunities for recreation.
Forsyth County’s flourishing economy features countless retail centers, many one of a kind boutiques, an outdoor mall, and just a short drive to at least three additional major shopping malls. The Cumming Fairgrounds hosts a large range of events including cars shows, antique shows, concerts, Food Trucks, and of course the annual fair. From homegrown to globally-influenced, Forsyth County offers a menu of more than 100 cuisine options to tempt taste buds.
Home to Lanier Technical College and North Georgia University, Forsyth County has a dozen other colleges and universities within an hour of the area. Forsyth has also become a healthcare hub with Northside Hospital, access to Emory Healthcare and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, as well as countless top healthcare providers throughout the county.
Forsyth County provides an array of housing options including apartments, townhomes, planned subdivisions, senior living, and farmland. It is home to a diverse economic profile, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to numerous small businesses created by local entrepreneurs and supported by a community who values them.
HEALTHIEST COMMUNITY IN
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013-18
BEST COUNTY FOR FAMILIES IN AMERICA
FASTEST GROWING COUNTY IN GA
U.S. Census Bureau
MOST AFFLUENT COUNTY IN AMERICA
U.S. Census Bureau
Lowest Taxes in Metro Atlanta
#1 Community in Georgia for Income Investment, Top 10 In America
Most Innovative Community in Georgia
(Technology Associate of GA)
Best City in America to Start a Business
Top 100 Best Communities for Young People
(America’s Promise/Alliance for Youth)
Home to over 75 International Companies
FORSYTH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is the fourth-largest, full-service Sheriff's Office in Georgia. FCSO is responsible for law enforcement services, jail management, court security, and serving the writs and papers of the courts. The Sheriff is a constitutional office and reports directly to the citizens of Forsyth and not the county government. Operating out of four primary locations, with over 460 employees, the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office stand ready to ensure Forsyth County continues to be a safe place for our citizens and visitors.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office proudly earned accreditation from CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. FCSO has also been awarded voluntary certification by the Georgia Chiefs of Police Association.
As an agency, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing exceptional service and safety; and believe that Forsyth citizens deserve nothing less. FCSO has identified core values which drive the actions and service delivery. These core values are fundamental convictions and beliefs that the Sheriff’s Office holds so firmly that they cannot be altered by circumstances. The values and how they are defined serve as FCSO’s ethical compass in making decisions and taking actions. These values are referred to as "The Forsyth Way."
In an unwavering effort to keep our community safe, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office exists to protect life and property, deter crime, create relationships in our community, and to set an example of professionalism in our service to others.
THE FORSYTH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ONE OF THE BEST EQUIPPED AGENCIES IN GEORGIA.
FCSO Deputies enjoy state of the art equipment including:
Majority of patrol fleet is 2016-2018, Dodge Charger AWD, Ford Interceptor Sedan Turbo AWD, and Ford Interceptor AWD Utility SUV’s
Take Home Vehicle Program (25 miles from County line)¹
Latest version Panasonic and Dell laptops
In car license scanners and printers
Driver compartment rifle racks
Stop stick, AED’s and Narcan
L3 Mobile Video and Axon Body Cams
In-Car Bluetooth Phone systems
Each Deputy is issued:
New Glock 5th Generation Model 17 or 19, 9mm w/ lights
Colt Model 6920 Magpul AR15’s
Sig Sauer P36
Top tier, industry’s lightest and thinnest body armor
Taser X26 P
CAT Tourniquets and First Responder Medical Kits
Streamlight Stinger LED HP, DS flashlights
Axon Bluetooth Body Camera/Radio Microphone
Blauer Uniforms and External body armor carriers²
¹ Upon completion of FTO and probationary period as available
² Officer choice of traditional or external armor carrier