Stacy Jarrard began serving the citizens of Lumpkin County in 1988 when he started working for the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. A brief time was spent in Dawson and Forsyth County, still in law enforcement, but it took less than three years for Stacy to realize he wanted to return to Lumpkin County, where he was born and raised, to serve the citizens there. Stacy lives in Lumpkin County with his wife, Rebecca, and their three children, McKenzie, Brianna and Luke. Stacy has served in different capacities within the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office his greatest being when he was elected Sheriff of Lumpkin County in 2008.
In 2009, Sheriff Jarrard took Office with the desire to make the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office the most professional agency possible for the citizens of Lumpkin County. In July 2010, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office became the 14th in the State (out of 159 Sheriff’s Offices) to achieve State Certification. Sheriff Jarrard attributes the great success of the Sheriff’s Office to the hard work and dedication of the employees.
Due to Sheriff Jarrard’s association with the Georgia DARE Association, the Association’s annual conference has been held the past several years in Lumpkin County and hosted by the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jarrard is passionate about providing every school in the Lumpkin County School System with a School Resource Officer. He himself even teaches DARE in the school system. In the summer months, in addition to the Jr. Law Enforcement Academy, School Resource Officers teach a driver’s education program. Sheriff Jarrard further strives to serve Lumpkin County by offering Hunter Safety courses, firearms classes for citizens, continuing the Citizen’s Law Enforcement program, and instituting the AT-EASE calling program (Assistance To Ensure A Safe Environment).
The Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Jarrard has continued to come in under budget each year and through housing inmates for other counties and agencies, has generated over 6 million dollars for Lumpkin County. Sheriff Jarrard continues to support the GED program in the jail which has awarded over 60+ GEDs in the past 8 years.
In June 2011, Sheriff Jarrard was awarded the Guardian of Ethics Award by Rotary Club of Dahlonega Sunrise.
Chestatee Regional Hospital Board of Trustees
Child Fatality Review Board
Enotah Family Drug Court Foundation
Georgia Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors
Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes Board of Directors
Lumpkin County Family Connection
No One Alone
South Enotah Child Advocacy Center