Sheriff Mack Mason is the chief law enforcement officer in Union County. He was
elected to his first four-year term in November, 2012. The Sheriff's Office operates
multiple divisions and is responsible for the operations of the Union County Jail.
The Sheriff has a staff of 31 deputies assigned to patrol, school resources, court
services, civil service, and or criminal investigations.
The Patrol Division has 13 deputies and provides security to the
residents of the county 24 hours, 7 days a week. Each deputy is provided a late-model
Crown Victoria cruiser, equipped with the necessary equipment to perform the highest
standards of law enforcement. All deputies are certified Georgia Peace Officers
and completed their training through the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
All Deputies are required by the State of Georgia to undergo 20 hours of continuing
education/training each year. Union County Sheriff’s Office requires, at minimum,
an additional 20 hours of continuing education/training. Additionally, all Union
County enforcement officers are CPR and First Aid trained enabling them to effectively
respond to any and all emergency situations.
The Jail Division maintains security at the jail and is specifically
trained jail management procedures. They receive and process arrestees from the
Georgia State Patrol, Blairsville Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s
Office, and various other State and Regional law enforcement agencies.
The Criminal Investigations Division investigates crimes against
persons and property. They also assist other agencies with crimes that are multi-jurisdictional,
The Court Services Division transports inmates to and from court
appearances and transfer them to other facilities when appropriate.
The Animal Control Division ensures that animals that are unattended
or neglected are appropriately handled in the most humane fashion possible.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)