Our Mission

The mission of the Clayton County Sheriff's Department is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Clayton County by professionally working in partnership to provide safety, security and service to the community while upholding the constitutional responsibilities of the Office of Sheriff.
Clayton County Sheriff Seal
We are all working diligently to provide the best service we can for our community. We will be focused on communicating with the Fire Departments, Ambulance and Medical Services so when situation arises, we all know we can count on what the other is going to do.


The County Sheriff is elected to four-year terms. The County Sheriff along with the County Attorney are chiefly responsible for enforcement of laws. The County maintains a jail which the County Sheriff supervises. Some of the duties of the County Sheriff are as follows:
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies
  • Custodian of the county jail and is responsible for all prisoners committed to him until discharged by law
  • Execute and return all writs and other legal processes issued to him by lawful authorities
  • Patrol all roads in the county
  • Principal peace officer in the county
  • Summon grand and petit jurors
  • Upon commitment from the Clerk of District Court, transport convicts to the penitentiary and patients to the state hospitals for the insane
  1. Applications & Forms

    View and/or download applications and forms such as the Clayton County Electronic Application, Key Holder Form, and Inmate Work Release Contract.

  2. Divisions

    Learn more about the different divisions that make up the Clayton County Sheriff's Office.

  3. Employment Opportunities

    View and apply for jobs with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office.

  4. Fee Schedules

    View a list of fees for services such as Accident Reports, Fingerprints, Prisoner Room and Board, and more.

  5. Jail & Communications Center

    The Clayton County Sheriff's Office handles all the radio communication and dispatching for all the Law Enforcement, Fire Department's, and Emergency Medical Services.

  6. Meet Sheriff Mike Tschirgi

    Learn more about your Clayton County Sheriff, Mike Tschirgi.

  7. Most Wanted

    If you know the whereabouts of any of these subjects please contact your local law enforcement or the Clayton County Sheriff's Office at 563-245-2422.

  8. News Releases

    View news releases and updates from your County Sheriff's Office.

  9. Sheriff's Sales

    View notifications of upcoming Sheriff's Sales, complete with descriptions of items or property to be sold.

  10. Training Programs

    Learn more about Drug Education, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Gun Permitting training.

  11. What's New in County 22

    What's New in County 22