Sheriff's Office - NORTH DISTRICT

The Law Enforcement Division is the uniformed patrol force for the unincorporated areas of Forsyth County. Deputies in black & white patrol cars patrol the streets, answer emergency and non-emergency calls for service, and work with the community to combat criminal activity.

The Law Enforcement Division consists of two patrol districts; the North District and the South District. The North District boundaries are from Dawson County, south to Hwy 20. The South District boundaries are from Fulton County, north to Hwy 20.

2310 Keith Bridge Rd.
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (678) 513-5976

2985 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: (770) 781-3047

The North District is under the command of 1st Lieutenant Ben Finley. Lt. Finley was appointed to the South District of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Ron H. Freeman, when he took office in January 2017. After a year and a half, he took command of the North District (June 2018), leaving the South District command to 1st Lieutenant Jody Chapman. Lt. Finley has a wealth of law enforcement knowledge and experience that he brings with him. You can contact Lt. Ben Finley through his Administrative Coordinator, Debbie Shaw, at

There are four Watch Commanders that report to Lt. Finley. Each Watch Commander is responsible for overseeing operations of their assigned shift. Shifts work 12-hour rotations with two day shifts, and two evening shifts.

The North District has Property Crime Detectives assigned to investigate and respond to calls & crime trends that need follow up by a trained investigator. Detectives are available at the precinct, and an on-call detective is available for crimes that may occur at any time. Visit our Property Crimes page for more information.

District Precincts are staffed Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and are open to the public for reports, complaints, and to drop off outdated or unused prescription drugs for disposal.

Each precinct has a community room that can be booked by local organizations for meetings. For information on booking a room at our North Precinct, please contact Debbie Shaw.

North Precinct
2310 Keith Bridge Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040

Debbie Shaw
Phone: (770) 781-2222, ext. 4627

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