Lieutenant Kenneth King comes to the Acworth Police Department charged with the responsibility of directing the daily operations of the Detention Facility, insuring that security and safety is paramount. His 31 year law enforcement career was spent entirely with the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, among his many assignments he spent several years assigned to the detention facility managing many of the different aspects of a pre-trial facility. Throughout his career he has maintained a high level of commitment and professional dedication to the citizens of Cobb County. With experience in Court Services, Internal Affairs / Department Training Officer, Field Operations and Civil Section manager he also served as Assistant Tactical Operations Commander. He desires to help provide leadership and direction to a modern facility becoming part of the team to carry the department into the future with excellence. He has lived in Acworth over 30 years.
The Acworth Detention center is a state of the art facility that houses men and women that are awaiting arraignment and/or trial. The facility has the capability to house a maximum of 41 inmates. The detention center is run by twelve certified jailers, one food services administrator and two supervisors.
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Due to the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat to the health of the inmates and our staff, we are temporarily suspending visitation.
All visitors must present a valid identification and sign in the visitor’s log. All visitors must be on the approved visitor’s list and have signed a GCIC consent form. The consent form can only be signed Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
- All visitors are required to sign the visitation log.
- All visitors are required to turn over all funds, packages, and gifts for the inmate to the detention officer before being allowed to visit.
- Proper attire is required for all visitors
- Visitors must be a minimum of 18 years of age unless they are a part of the inmate’s immediate family.
- Visitors are subject to being searched by departmental staff at any time. Refusal to submit to this search is grounds for terminating the visit.
- Any visitor who brings or attempts to bring any item of contraband into the department will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
- Visitors who are intoxicated or displaying uncooperative behavior will not be permitted to visit with inmate(s).
- Inmates and visitors must conduct themselves appropriately at all times. When an inmate or visitor does not properly conduct themselves, the detention officer in charge is to discontinue the visit.
- Visitors are to leave the visiting area when instructed to do so by the detention staff.
- Visitors are not allowed to enter any other area in the department unless under escort by an officer.
- All visitors are to leave the department through the Acworth lobby.