Public Safety

The quality of life in Peach County is affected by many things, but nothing is more important than the safety of our families and children. Peach County is committed to protecting the safety and security of all who live and work in our county or come here to visit.

The dedicated men and women of the sheriff's office, fire department,  ambulance service and 911 work together to ensure people are protected, well-treated and prepared, whenever possible, for an emergency.

Whether responding to a 911 call for a crime, putting out a fire, saving the life of someone in need or responding to a large-scale emergency event, Peach County is a leader in public safety.

Click on the links below for more information about each agency:

Other Agencies

If you live in Fort Valley or Byron you may contact the local public safety offices:

Byron Police Department
401 Main St., Byron, GA 31008
Phone: 478-956-2880

Byron Fire Department
103 GA-49, Byron, GA 31008
Phone: 478-956-3611

Fort Valley Police Department
200 W. Church St., Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone: 478-825-3383

Fort Valley Fire Department
204 W Church St., Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone: 478-825-5190


The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is responsible for all wildfire suppression in the state. Georgia averages more than 8,000 wildfires annually with an average size of 4-5 acres per fire. Careless debris burning is the leading cause of wildfires in Georgia.

  • To report wildfires call your 478-988-7124 office or 911.
  • To report arson or arsonists call your 478-988-7124 or 1-800-GA-TREES.