Internal Affairs Unit

Internal Affairs Unit reports directly to the Chief Deputy, and is broken into three sections of responsibility.

Internal InvestigationsThe Internal Affairs Unit investigates incidents and plausible suspicions of law breaking and professional misconduct attributed to all employees of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office.


Background InvestigationsBackgrounds are among the most important investigations that a law enforcement agency will ever conduct. the manner in which a background investigation is conducted can make the difference between hiring an individual who will truly protect and serve versus someone who may cause harm to oneself, the agency, and society.

Background investigations satisfies two goals:

(1) Assuring compliance with all applicable minimum standards for appointment.

(2) Screening out candidates who, based on their past history or other relevant information, are found unsuitable for the position in question.


Inmate Grievance InvestigationsOne of the most important tools in any jail is the grievance process. The grievance process provides inmates a formal method to file complaints regarding conditions as well as events in the jail where the prisoners believe their rights have been violated. By providing prisoners with a proper grievance process, the jail administration can resolve issues within the jail environment before the conditions or events lead to a full-blown lawsuit. Furthermore, the existence of a formal grievance process may lessen the likelihood that if a lawsuit is filed that it will be successful because of it will document that issues have been addressed.