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Administrative Services Division
The Administrative Services Division is under the direct command of Captain Jason Sakelarios. The Administrative Services Division controls the operations of all administrative activities such as the Records Unit, Fleet Maintenance, Municipal Court, Crime Analyst/Statistics, Building Operations, Training and Certification/Accreditation, Community Relations and Recruitment.

Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigation Division is under the command of Sergeant Doug Sahlberg. The division performs the investigative functions of the Department, as well as, handles most Internal Affairs investigations. The Division is responsible for the documentation, compilation, and distribution of facts on reported incidents of crime with the objective of identification and apprehension of the criminal offender. Property, evidence and crime scene investigations and narcotics investigations are included within the division.

Uniformed Services Division

The Uniformed Services Division is the first line of defense for sustaining domestic tranquility in the community. Utilizing more resources than any other division of the department, Uniform Services is the backbone of the department.

Uniformed Services completes preliminary investigations on all calls for service, determining if crimes have occurred, if specialized units need to be contracted to complete investigations, or they may complete the investigations themselves.

Community oriented policing is used by officers to identify problems within their area, to focus on them and alleviate the problem in an efficient manner when preventative patrol techniques do not work.

Other duties include traffic enforcement, and other traffic related duties, regulation of certain businesses or activities as provided for by law, coordination of emergency services and reporting information to appropriate organizational components.

Major Michael Albritton is the Uniformed Patrol Division Commander and has been a police officer in Richmond Hill for over 18 years. 

K-9 Division
The Richmond Hill Police Department K-9 Unit was established in July of 1996. The first K-9 team was made up of (then Officer) Major Mike Albritton and his K-9 partner, Jessica. Jessica was purchased with funds donated by Coastal Utilities Telephone Company. Major Albritton has been with the police department since 1994. While performing as a team, the two made over 300 drug cases and seized over one million dollars in currency. Major Albritton and Jessica were honored in 1998 by the Richmond Hill Exchange Club as Police Officers of the Year. Jessica passed away in September 2006.

Lieutenant David Hooks and his partner Fosco were also a vital part of the K-9 team. Fosco was purchased with seized drug currency. Lt. Hooks was with the department for over 23 years and served as a Uniformed Services Division Commander. Lt. Hooks and Fosco began working together after the necessary training had been completed. Fosco passed away in January 2006.

Sergeant Doug Sahlberg and his partner Molly were also a part of the K-9 team. Molly was a Labrador Retriever and trained as a cadaver/tracking dog. She was utilized during recovery efforts in New York after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Molly passed away in January 2005. Shortly after Molly's passing, Sergeant Sahlberg trained a new tracking dog, Echo. Sergeant Sahlberg and Echo have been conducting tracking operations together since June 2005.

Corporal Acosta and Corporal Sykes are the current narcotic detector dog handlers for the department.  Corporal Acosta is teamed up with his K9, Daky and Corporal Sykes is teamed up with K9 Abba.  Both handlers and their K9 partners perform narcotic detection duties during traffic stops, school safety searches, search warrants and assist other agencies when needed.

Each team has been used in a variety of duties, some of which consist of school searches, vehicle searches and other related assignments. The Richmond Hill Police Department K-9 team is a member of the State of Georgia Region One K-9 Team.

In the fall of 2014, Sergeant Sahlberg saw a need to train a new K9 for tracking operations because Echo was nearing retirement.  Seeing a need for tracking operations both within the department and in other local jurisdictions, three other officers also wanted to help.  As a result, these officers obtained their own K9s and began the long and arduous training process.  They now train and deploy as a tracking team to locate suspects who have fled on foot, lost children and at risk adults.  The tracking team is composed of:
Sergeant Sahlberg (Team Leader) and K9 Scout
Captain Sakelarios and K9 Guinness
1SG Harris and K9 Bear
SPO Ward and K9 Honor

Retired K9s are typically donated to their handlers.

Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement works closely with the Planning and Zoning Department to ensure that the ordinances set by our City Officials are enforced. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8am- 5pm. Contact can be by phone (912)756-2751 or email .