Commander of the Special Services Division of the Clayton County
Police Department, Major Johnny Robinson is responsible for the
supervision of the
Animal Control Unit,
Code Enforcement Unit,
and Traffic Unit.
The Clayton County Police Department Animal Control Unit is responsible
for the enforcement of laws pertaining to animals. The unit also
accepts abandoned or orphaned animals from Clayton County residents,
which are placed for adoption. The laws fall into two categories,
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) and the Clayton
County Code. Clayton County Codes are enforced by the Animal Control
Officers.� Animal Control Officers are Civilian employees who are
sworn to enforce Clayton County Code. The Animal Control Officers
handle the care, pick up and investigations of animals found to
be in violation of Clayton County Code. The Felony Animal Cruelty
Law is found in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.).
Violations of the O.C.G.A. have to be investigated by a P.O.S.T.
certified law enforcement officer. Therefore, the Clayton County
Police Department has a certified police officer assigned to the
Animal Control Unit to investigate violations of animal law found
in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. The Clayton County Police
Department, Animal Control Unit does not handle wildlife,
or pest control, in or outside of your home. Private companies provide
this service for a fee. The only wildlife the unit handles are those
animals suspected of having rabies or are a danger to human life.
The Code Enforcement Unit responds to concerns from citizens that
affect the quality of life within the county such as overgrown lots
or yards, inoperative or unregistered vehicles, maintenance of structures,
illegal signs and public nuisances.