Public Safety

The quality of life in Stephens County is affected by many things, but nothing is more important than the safety of our families and children. Stephens County is committed to protecting the safety and security of all who live and work in our county or come here to visit.

The dedicated men and women of the sheriff’s office, fire department,  ambulance service and 911 work together to ensure people are protected, well-treated and prepared, whenever possible, for an emergency.

Whether responding to a 911 call for a crime, putting out a fire, saving the life of someone in need or responding to a large-scale emergency event, Stephens County is a leader in public safety.

Click on the links below for more information about each agency:

Other Agencies

If you live in Toccoa you may contact the local public safety offices:

Toccoa Police Department
Municipal Building
92 N. Alexander St.
Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone: 706-282-3244
Click to visit the Toccoa PD webpage

Toccoa Fire Department
Municipal Building
61 Colonial Drive
Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone: 706-886-8656
Click to visit to Toccoa FD webpage


The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is responsible for all wildfire suppression in the state. Georgia averages more than 8,000 wildfires annually with an average size of 4-5 acres per fire. Careless debris burning is the leading cause of wildfires in Georgia.

To report wildfires call your 706-282-4528 office or 911.