Office Of The Sheriff
A Message From The Sheriff
Thank you for visiting our website. My management philosophy is God, family, and career, for it is my belief that nothing can be accomplished without His divine blessing. God, therefore, is first in my life. Family comes second, for without support and love of our families we are not complete. Then Career, because without a goal in life and ambition to do more, we cannot support our families. The men and women of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office stand ready to serve you, and I am proud to be your Sheriff.
Eddie Fairbanks, Sheriff
Sheriff Eddie Fairbanks was born and raised in Shellman and has resided in Randolph County his entire life. He attended public schools in Randolph County where he played varsity basketball and graduated from High School.
He began his law enforcement career in 1989 at the Dawson Georgia, Police Department. He worked his way up to Sergeant before accepting a position with the Terrell County Sheriff’s Office. He then served with the Shellman Police Department from 1993-2000 in full and part-time positions and was named Chief of the Agency in 2000 where he served until late 2001.
Sheriff Fairbanks served as Chief of Cuthbert Police Department from 2001-2004. In 2004 he accepted the Chief Deputy position with Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and served in that capacity until being appointed to Sheriff. Fairbanks has served as Sheriff of Randolph County since 2013, he has completed more than 1,200 hours of formal law enforcement training.
He and his wife Deborah are the parents of 4 adult children, and they enjoy spending time with their 10 grandchildren. Sheriff Fairbanks is an avid fisherman and enjoys watching all sports. He is a Member of St. Luke Baptist Church, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Deacons Board. Sheriff Fairbanks is a Master Mason and currently serving as Worshipful Master Purity Masonic Lodge and Royal Arch Bodies.
Sheriff Fairbanks took an oath to support and defend the US Constitution and will stand by the 2nd Amendment. All Georgia Sheriffs will aggressively oppose state and/or federal legislation which infringes upon law abiding citizens right to bear arms.
Sheriff Fairbanks further agrees to support any legislation that would effectively penalize criminals who use firearms in the commission of crimes.