2015 Georgia Code
Title 42 - PENAL INSTITUTIONS
Chapter 4 - JAILS
Article 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 42-4-1 - Appointment of county and municipal jailers
(a) By virtue of their offices, sheriffs are jailers of the counties and have the authority to appoint other jailers, subject to the supervision of the county governing authority, as prescribed by law.
(b) By virtue of their offices, chiefs of police are the jailers of the municipal corporations and have the authority to appoint other jailers, subject to the supervision of the municipal governing authority, as prescribed by law. Each jailer of a municipal corporation shall maintain the records required of sheriffs by subsection (a) of Code Section 42-4-7.
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