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Several Members of V.I.P.E.R. Operations participated in a group photograph session in their new Class-A uniform.  The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office recently replaced the tan and brown uniforms with the asphalt gray shirts, black neckties and black trousers.  The new uniform also includes a redesigned badge and shoulder patches, new high-gloss duty belts and shoes/boots and a black campaign hat. Many people have commented on how much they really like the new look of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.  

  On August 3, 2022, Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Esfandiar Bakhtiar, (VIPER Operations), Deputy Marshal Luv Dean, Deputy Sheriff Jennifer Gilbert, Deputy Sheriff Charles Green, Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant Sherita Mattox, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Pace and Deputy Sheriff Captain Saber Clarke-Kendle were honored for saving a human life and for their heroic actions while doing so. Deputy Bakhtiar Deputy Marshall Dean called for assistance and Deputy Sheriff Bakhtiar responded and immediately began administering CPR, while Lieutenant Mattox counted the chest compressions.  Deputy Sheriff Gilbert retrieved an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and used its pads to apply electrical shocks to the patient’s chest. Paramedic Deputy Sheriff Green and EMT Deputy Sheriff Pace also arrived and assessed the situation. Collectively, they continued life-saving measures.  Captain Clark-Kendle, the incident commander, was advised and kept updated on the situation. Shortly afterwards, the deputies detected a pulse and observed the patient’s eyes opening and saw that […]

Are you interested in taking the first step in discovering an exciting career within the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office? The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office V.I.P.E.R. Operations is seeking qualified members from our community who meet the standards necessary to become a Fulton County Sheriff’s reserve deputy. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office invites you to consider a second career to serve in a state and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We offer an opportunity to work in one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the state and country. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office offers qualified individuals a chance to experience working with diverse cultures and communities in Atlanta and throughout Fulton County. The Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy program is comprised of civic minded members like you, former law enforcement officers, and retired deputies who wish to volunteer as reserve deputies. These deputies supplement the full-time deputies in a variety of duties […]

  Each year, deputies of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office V.I.P.E.R. Operations provide law enforcement coverage for a host of civic activities during the course of the year.  Historically, our deputies provide security, escort and/or traffic control duties while working the following special events: Martin Luther King Parade, Black History Month Parade, Juneteenth Parade, Summerhill Parade, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Homeless Initiative, FirED Up 5K Run, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Annual Youth H.Y.P.E. Conference, Morris Brown College Homecoming Parade, Clark Atlanta University Homecoming Parade, Morehouse College Homecoming Parade, Christmas Kwanzaa Parade, AFD 16 Holiday Community Party, Party for Special Citizens, and Helping Hands International Holiday Dinner

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center, a.k.a. GPSTC, offers more than 50 public safety independent online courses that can be completed from the comfort of your home or office, on your schedule.  These courses also include the State of Georgia mandated training such as: Use of Deadly Force De-escalation techniques and alternatives Community Policing The exception being the firearms re-qualification courses, where the officers are required to qualify with all agency issued/carried firearms. To aid the continuous development of Georgia certified officers, GPSTC has developed a host of courses to keep them up to date on some of the latest training or to serve as refreshers for courses taken earlier.  Some of those courses include: Annual Legislative Updates Building Positive Community Relations Cultural Awareness De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance Due Regard Ethics and Professionalism Evidence Collection & Preservation Family Violence Financial Identity Theft & Fraud Fostering Positive Community Relations Georgia […]