Tim Pounds

Early Life

He was born and raised in Winston and a 1975 graduate of Douglas County High School.

Other involvements

Sheriff Pounds is a member of Crossroads for Life Ministries Church in Douglasville and is married to Joy Pounds.


Sheriff Pounds began his law enforcement career with the Douglasville City Police Department. After serving 2 years with them he was hired by Sheriff Earl D. Lee. He spent the next 38 years working and serving the citizens of Douglas County under Sheriffs Earl D. Lee, Tommy Waldrop and Phil Miller. He worked his way up through the ranks from a jailer, through Patrol, onto Investigations, and Warrants. Seven years prior to retirement Sheriff Pounds was promoted to the rank of Captain and was entrusted as a member of Sheriff Millers’ command staff. There he managed 32 employees within the Warrant, Civil, Transports, Fugitive, and Central Records Departments.

Tim Pounds took office as the Sheriff of Douglas County in January 2017 after serving 40 years as a law enforcement officer.


Sheriff Pounds created the SCORPION Unit which consists a four-person team comprised of three deputies and a Sergeant.

Sheriff Pounds created this specialized unit to deploy into high crime areas to show criminals he means business. He also created the Sheriff’s Community Outreach Program & Education Division (S.C.O.P.E.). The mission of S.C.O.P.E. is to facilitate better relationships between the Sheriff’s Office and the community by providing resources, education, and training to the employees of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the community.