The City of McDonough Police Services Department maintains responsibility for all law enforcement activities within the City limits by providing a dedicated force of diligent and effective personnel who work to protect the rights and safety of residents and visitors of this fair City.

Vision Statement

To maintain progressive inventories of growth, technical applications, and geographic change factors that influence public safety, and quality of life issues affecting the business and residential populations in McDonough.

Department Values

  • Human life and dignity
  • Professional excellence
  • Honor, ethics, and integrity
  • Commitment to community service
  • A strengthened and cohesive police force
  • Protecting constitutional rights of the victims of crimes,
  • as well as the accused
  • An ingrained culture of organizational effectiveness

The McDonough Police Department currently has 49 full time certified and 5 non-certified employees and is staffed by four shifts of uniformed patrol officers working 6 am-6 pm and 6 pm-6 am. These officers respond to routine calls for service and enforce the traffic laws of the city.


The Department conducts all phases of investigations which include criminal, narcotics and all vice crime investigations utilizing 5 full time investigators and 1 narcotics investigators.

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