In an effort to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all city facilities will be closed to public walk-ins until further notice. City services will be available online, by phone, and through limited in-person appointments. Please review the full news release here.


Winder City Council passed an Emergency Declaration and Ordinance which is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until 11:59 PM on April 6, 2020. Please read the full document here.

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Chief Jim Fullington

Jim Fullington

Chief Fullington was appointed Winder's Police Chief in March of 2014 after being hired as Assistant Chief in January of 2013. He began his career in law enforcement in 1985 as a Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Chief Fullington was promoted to supervisor in 1997 and spent his last 15 years supervising various offices before retiring as the Special Agent in Charge of the GBI's Athens Regional Office in December of 2012. 

During his career with the GBI, Chief Fullington worked in various areas such as general investigations, a crime scene specialist, drug task force commander, homeland security and intelligence. He worked throughout the state of Georgia and assisted numerous sheriff's offices, police departments and district attorney's offices.