About the Police Department

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The City of Winder is 14.11 square miles and has a population of approximately 14,000 people according to the 2010 census data.

The Winder Police Department proudly serves the citizens of Winder by providing a wide array of services, including:

  • Neighborhood and Business patrols
  • Crime Prevention Programs
  • D.U.I. and accident-reduction patrols
  • Housing Authority patrols

In 2002, the Winder Police Department achieved the State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification, complying with strict standards of professionalism and ethics in law enforcement. The department has maintained that certification since that time by passing the re-certification process that occurs every three years. 

2015 Highlights

Winder Police Officers received a total of 7,661 hours of training--an average of approximately 200 hours per person.

Our CSI and Forensic Unit completed a total of 272 Digital Forensic training hours at the National Computer Forensic Institute, conducted 117 cell phone examinations, 10 computer examinations and obtained the Blackbag Technologies Certified Blacklight Examiner Certification as well as the Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator Certification. 

In our Crime Suppression Unit, 40 arrests were made, 62 search warrants issued, three vehicles and a total of $13,431 was seized.

In Criminal Investigations, a total of 1,119 cases were investigated of which 210 were drug related, 439 involved larceny, 74 for entering an automobile and 231 were assault/battery crimes.

Civilian Support Services for the Winder Police Department handled the following requests:
25 driver's history checks; 1,567 criminal history checks for employment, business licenses, housing and warrants; 718 criminal history checks for municipal court; 1,428 driver's history checks for municipal court and 711 pawn tickets were entered.

The men and women of the Winder Police Department are dedicated to professionalism offering the best services to our community, while setting an example for others to follow.