Troup County Marshal's Office

Mission Statement

Authority

Duties

Goals and Objectives

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Marshal's Office
100 Ridley Avenue
Room 1900
LaGrange, Georgia 30241
Phone: (706) 883-1627
Fax: (706) 883-1723

Mission Statement


Welcome to the Troup County Marshal’s Office website. This site is intended to provide information about our office and our services to the community. The members of the Department strive to provide quality, cost-effective Court services in a timely manner. I hope that you will find this information helpful.

chief Chief Lonza Edmondson

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Authority

The Troup County Marshal’s Department was created by the Troup County Board of Commissioners in 1990. Through this act and subsequent amendments the Marshal’s Department has the authority to arrest violators of the state laws and to enforce county ordinances and court orders. The department’s sworn personnel are recognized as Law Enforcement Officers by the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Council.

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Duties

The Marshal's Office serves the area within the boundaries of Troup County, Georgia with a land mass of 415 square miles and population of 70,000. There are currently four divisions in the Marshals office: Service, County Code Enforcement, Court Services and Animal Control. The administrative offices are located in the Government Building at 100 Ridley Avenue, Room 1900.

The Service Division is responsible for the service of civil process primarily from Civil and Magistrate Court also known as small claims court. By serving various lawsuits, garnishments, subpoenas, levying against property to satisfy judgments, carrying out court ordered evictions, as well as bench warrants processed by the Civil and Magistrate Court. The Service Division also assists with court services by providing additional manpower for various hearings and with the transportation of prisoners. It also is responsible for enforcing the mobile home decals in the county.

The County Code Enforcement Division investigates complaints of illegal dumping, littering, inoperative or junk vehicles, unauthorized use of a private receptacle, and vehicles traveling on the roadways with an unsecured load. This division also enforces business licenses in Troup County.

The Court Services Division is responsible for providing court security and court services for the Civil and Magistrate Court. This includes the following hearings: Civil Court, Magistrate or Ordinance Court.

The Animal Control Division picks up stray animals in the unincorporated area of Troup County, and transport to the City of Lagrange Animal Shelter for housing as provided by the Troup County Board of Commissioners through the Troup County Leash Ordinance. The Animal Control Officer also investigates animal cruelty cases in the county. The Animal Control Officer enforces the Georgia state and local laws requiring Rabies Vaccinations of animals, and investigate the possible rabies cases. In the case of a dog bite, call 9-1-1 and seek medical attention.

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Goals and Objectives

To be aware that the Department is created to serve and meet the public’s needs and expectations.

To provide effective security for the Judiciary, Court personnel and visitors in the court.

To be effective unit of Troup County Government.

To train the Department to accomplish its assigned tasks in an effective and safe manner.

To cooperate with other Departments within Troup County and other local, state and National agencies.

To promote the integrity of the Troup County Court System and its personnel.

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