Justice & Safety


As the largest county in the state, Fulton County is committed to providing the highest level of Public Safety Services and Justice Services to its citizens. We are committed to delivering these services through a dedicated staff, advanced technology and data informed decisions that maximize the efficiency of our operations and ensure the best citizen experience possible

Performance Dashboards and Initiatives

Strategic Performance Dashboard
Strategic performance measures track activities which often extend beyond the power of one department or even the county government to affect on its own, but we believe improvements can be made in these areas through cooperation between departments and through partnerships with other government agencies, non-profits and the private sector.  View dashboard
Department Performance Dashboard
Department performance measures are specific to county departments and are designed to track performance for the programs and services provided by each department. Departments set annual performance goals and report quarterly on their progress toward those goals. View dashboard
Fulton County Strategic Initiatives
Strategic initiatives are major undertakings often involving multiple departments and are aimed at meeting strategic objectives. This section provides information on County's current year initiatives under the Justice and Safety priority area as well as accomplishments related to initiatives from last year. View initiatives

Justice & Safety Priority Area Sponsors

County Commissioners
Commissioner Lee Morris, District 3
"At the most basic level, we all need to feel safe and secure in our daily lives. We are a society based on the rule of law and the justice system is designed to deal with those who are charged with the commission of crimes as well as to resolve civil disputes in court rather than with violence. The Board of Commissioners works with our justice partners, many of whom are also elected officials, to provide that security to our citizens and the resolution of those disputes."
Commissioner Abdur-Rahman, District 6
“We have to work together with our law enforcement brothers and sisters. But not just to lock up people. We must focus on prevention; and mentoring young people so that we reduce juvenile delinquency. Where we have to incarcerate those for wrongdoing, we should do so humanely. Building a new, high-tech jail will ensure this happens and it will bring real criminal justice reform, whereby we can focus on rehabilitation and not just punishment—that is what will reduce the repeat offender rate and thus keep everyone safe.”

Chief Officers for Priority Area Departments
Anna Roach, Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Ms. Roach runs all day-to-day operations of Fulton County’s citizen-facing departments and is ultimately responsible for citizen satisfaction with services and improving efficiency in operations. Departments reporting to Ms. Roach include AFCEMA, the Office of the Child Attorney, Emergency Services, Fulton County Police, Medical Examiner, Probate Court, Solicitor General, State Court General, Magistrate Court, Juvenile Court, Public Defender, Superior Court Administration, Marshal, Superior & Magistrate Courts, and District Attorney.
Adam Alton, Deputy Chief Operating Officer
As Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety, Mr. Adams is responsible for overseeing all Justice Agencies along with Public Safety departments.


Department Heads
Matthew Kallmyer, Director, Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA)
The Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) is the lead county organization responsible for providing management and coordination of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities within its area of responsibility.
Fani Willis, District Attorney
The Office of the District Attorney is charged with the prosecution of all felony violations of State law that occur within Fulton County (Atlanta Judicial Circuit). In addition to  unincorporated Fulton County, this jurisdiction includes the municipalities of Alpharetta, Atlanta, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Union City.
Chris Sweigart, Emergency Services 911
Emergency Services 911 operates the centralized public safety answering point for all 911 calls within Unincorporated Fulton County and the cities of Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn,  Palmetto, and Union City.  The department also provides call answering and dispatch services to Fulton County School Police and the Chattahoochee River National Park Service.
Caren Cloud, Juvenile Court
The mission of Fulton County Juvenile Court is: first, to protect children and the community in matters brought before the court, to rehabilitate children, and to restore families; and second, to create opportunities for the community, partners, and stakeholders to actively engage in this mission.
Cassandra Kirk, Magistrate Court
The Fulton County Magistrate Court exists to serve the citizens of Fulton County. An attorney is not required in this court, which makes the Magistrate Court accessible for self-represented parties. No jury trials are held in Magistrate Court and our jurisdictional limit is $15,000.00 in civil cases. 
Maria McKee, Marshal
To preserve the peace, protect lives and to serve the public by enforcing the orders, writs and precepts of the State and Magistrate Courts of Fulton County, and other courts of competent judicial authority, in a responsible, efficient, and cost effective manner.
Dr. Karen Sullivan, Interim, Medical Examiner
Our main responsibility is to investigate deaths that occur because of injury or poisoning, which are sudden, unexpected, or not readily explainable at the time of death.
Roberta Cooper, Esq., Office of the Child Attorney
The mission of the Office of the Child Attorney is to zealously and effectively advocate for the legal rights and protections of child clients alleged to be abused and/or neglected throughout the entire deprivation process in Fulton County’s Juvenile Court.
Chief William Yates, Police
The mission of the Fulton County Police Department is to preserve life, protect property, and maintain order through a partnership between the department and the citizens.
Kenya Johnson, Probate Court
The mission of the Probate Court is to carry out the duties assigned to it under the Constitution and laws of Georgia as a Court of Record with exclusive jurisdiction.
Vernon Pitts, Public Defender
The mission of the Office of The Public Defender is to ensure that all accused indigent defendants are provided with their guaranteed fundamental constitutional rights by providing effective and zealous legal representation.
Keith Gammage, Solicitor General
The mission of the Office of the Solicitor General, under the leadership of Keith E. Gammage, is to obtain Smart, Fair and Restorative Justice by pursuing a holistic, progressive approach to the criminal justice system which emphasizes public safety, criminal justice reform, community education and the fair, efficient resolution of traffic and misdemeanor criminal matters.
Chief Judge Fred C. Eady, State Court General
The State Court was established by a 1970 legislative act that designated certain existing countywide courts of limited jurisdiction as state courts. State courts may exercise jurisdiction over all misdemeanor violations, including traffic cases, and all civil actions, regardless of the amount claimed, unless the superior court has exclusive jurisdiction.
David Summerlin, Superior Court Administration
The Office of the Superior Court Administrator of Fulton County oversees the Atlanta Judicial Circuit, and the Fifth Judicial District of the State of Georgia with the Chief Judge being the administrative head.
Cathelene "Tina" Robinson, Clerk of the Superior & Magistrate Courts
The Fulton County Clerk of the Superior and Magistrate Courts upholds the mandated duties of properly processing, securing and housing all criminal, civil, real estate and Board of Equalization records that originate in Fulton County.