Stacy L. Nicholson – Sheriff
Stacy L. Nicholson is the elected Sheriff of Gilmer County, Georgia. He is the 36th man to be elected Sheriff in Gilmer County’s 191-year history. He was elected to his first term in 2004 and took office in January 2005, making him the longest continuous serving Sheriff in the history of Gilmer County. Nicholson won his 5th term in June 2020 without opposition.
Sheriff Nicholson is a 32-year veteran of law enforcement and began his career with the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office on March 3, 1991. Prior to his election as Sheriff, he served in many assignments within the agency including jailer, radio dispatcher, patrol deputy, investigator, chief of investigations, and public information officer.
Sheriff Nicholson serves or formerly served on several committees and organizations which include:
- Current Vice President of the Constitutional Officers’ Association of Georgia (COAG)
- Past Secretary/Treasurer of the Constitutional Officers’ Association of Georgia (COAG)
- Past President of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association (2018-2019)
- Member of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association Training and Standards Committee
- Past Region 1 Vice President, Georgia Sheriffs’ Association
- Officer on the Executive Board for Gilmer County Family Connection
- Past President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Appalachian Lodge #92
- Past Board Member of the Appalachian Children’s’ Center
Sheriff Nicholson attended Berry College and North Georgia College where he majored in Criminal Justice.
Sheriff Nicholson is a lifelong resident of Gilmer County, graduating from Gilmer High School in 1989. He played football and baseball at Gilmer High and remains a tried and true “Bobcat” fan.
“With community support and God’s guidance, we can make Gilmer County the safest community to raise our children, live, and retire. Thank you for your interest in the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office. I would like to welcome you and thank you for visiting our website. I hope you find it informative and helpful.”
–Sheriff Stacy Nicholson