As the only law enforcement officer elected by the voters, your county Sheriff must be someone who is effective and experienced. Sheriff Neil Warren is uniquely qualified to serve as Sheriff. In his 37 year career with Cobb County, he has proven himself to be accessible, responsive and innovative. Warren was promoted through the ranks and has worked in or supervised every Division within the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Neil Warren believes immigration is a Federal issue; however, when illegal immigrants commit crimes in our community, it becomes a local law enforcement issue. Warren is the first Sheriff in the State authorized by Homeland Security to participate in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency 287 (g) program. This partnership has provided Sheriff Warren with another resource to identify illegal immigrants charged with a crime and remove them from our streets.
Sheriff Warren knows that inter-agency cooperation maximizes resources for the shared mission of all public safety entities. His leadership with the Marietta/Cobb/Smyrna Narcotics Unit plays a key role in enforcement efforts through one of the most successful, well respected multi-jurisdictional drug task forces in the southeast.
Rather than face potential court-ordered intervention caused by jail overcrowding, Sheriff Neil Warren led a sales tax initiative to increase jail capacity. Voters ultimately in 2005 approved funding of a $110 million jail expansion project. Under his direction, the construction of the 1,152 maximum and medium security jail beds was completed on time and within budget.
In our growing and ever changing society, parents and educators must have available data in order to make critical decisions that impact the safety of our children. Sheriff Neil Warren has been a leader in Georgia by meeting or exceeding statutory requirements for public information about sex offenders. Sheriff Warren implemented an interactive web program that notifies you when a convicted offender moves into your neighborhood.
Sheriff Warren understands the devastating impact Domestic Violence has in our community. In 1996, he established the county's first Family Violence Unit comprised of specially trained deputies whose focus is the service of Protective Orders. This Unit works closely with first responders to support and assist victims to secure a safe haven, improve their self-confidence and work through our judicial system.
As the only law enforcement officer elected by the voters, your county Sheriff must be someone who is effective and experienced. Sheriff Neil Warren is uniquely qualified to serve as Sheriff. In his 37 year career with Cobb County, he has proven himself to be accessible, responsive and innovative. Warren was promoted through the ranks and has worked in or supervised every Division within the Sheriff's Office. Present: Sheriff, Cobb County Professional Experience: Continuous employment Cobb County Sheriff's Office --Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Chief Investigator, Chief Deputy & Sheriff Former Deputy Court Clerk, State Court of Cobb County Former Investigator, Cobb Pretrial Court Services Professional & Community Involvement: Secretary & Treasurer, Marietta/Cobb/Smyrna Narcotics Agency North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board National and Georgia Sheriffs' Association Georgia Public Safety Advisory Board Member Board of Directors, North Georgia State Fair Leadership Cobb Alumni Association Mason and Shriner Cobb County Republican Party Cobb Alcohol Task Force, Inc. Dunleith Elementary and Kennesaw Mountain PTA Education & Training B.S. Criminal Justice, Brenau College Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Graduate Georgia Bureau of Investigation Academy Graduate Personal Married - Penny Warren two Children - Liz Warren and Kim Warren Member - Roswell Street Baptist Church
Drug and alcohol abuse have and continue to be one of the greatest challenges to the public's safety. Sheriff Warren makes it a priority to create, promote and deliver youth crime prevention and other educational programs such as Consequences of Crime, Partners in Education and the Cobb Alcohol Task Force, Inc.
Sheriff Neil Warren supports regional academy training and the improvement of the availability and professional excellence of basic and advanced training for all peace officers in Georgia. He continues to work with local and state government officials to see that Regional Academies receive necessary funding to provide the highest standards of training for all local law enforcement officers in Cobb and throughout the state.
Sheriff Warren acknowledges that protecting our community requires a joint effort between Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies. In order to strengthen his ability to combat the criminal element in Cobb, Warren has made it a priority to work with such agencies as DEA, Secret Service, US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, US Department of Homeland Security as well as local county and city police departments.