FAQ’s



What is the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association?
The Georgia Sheriffs’ Association (GSA) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose membership is limited to 159 elected sheriffs. Nearly 70,000 Honorary Members support the Office of Sheriff through the Association. Founded in 1954, GSA serves the citizens of Georgia by supporting the needs of the law enforcement community. It has grown to be one of the largest and most successful state law enforcement associations in the nation.

What is the purpose of GSA?
To promote and improve law enforcement in Georgia, to provide training and education for sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and other sheriff’s office staff, and to maintain an active voice in the Georgia General Assembly on matters relating to public safety, law enforcement and Georgia’s criminal and juvenile justice systems.

What does GSA do for my sheriff?
The Association provides professional training and education programs, and operational and technical assistance relative to the Office of Sheriff.

What does GSA do for me?
The education and training provided by the Association impacts the lives of every person in the state by helping sheriffs and their offices to better serve and protect you and your community.

Are my donations tax-deductible?
Yes. The Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes are both recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3) organizations and all gifts are tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

Where is the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association located?
The headquarters office is located at 3000 Hwy. 42 North in Stockbridge, Georgia.

Does the GSA ever solicit money using the telephone?
NO! – Never. GSA has never used telemarketing as a method of raising funds. If you receive a call reportedly from the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, it is a fraudulent call. We strongly suggest you hang up, contact your local sheriff and advise him of the call. Please see our telephone solicitation policy.