Sosebee Announces Run for Dawson Sheriff


Frank Sosebee is a candidate seeking the Office of Sheriff in Dawson County. Sheriff Billy Carlisle is retiring after serving five terms.

Frank is a 32-year law enforcement professional who has a broad range of experience. In 1983 he began his career with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and transferred to Dawson County Sheriff’s Office in 1998. He currently serves as the Chief of Security at the Hall County Correctional Institute.

He has working experience in all facets of law enforcement and the Georgia Department of
Corrections. He will graduate from Reinhardt University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal
Justice and pursue his Masters in Public Administration. He attended Columbus State
University Command College, the National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence training
in Aurora, Colorado, and has over 20 years of Executive, Management and Supervisory

Frank has a New Vision and New Direction approach to lead the Sheriff’s Office into the future. He has taken numerous advanced training courses to include Accident Reconstruction, Drug Recognition Expert, Criminal Investigations, Terminal Agency Coordinator, Domestic Terrorism, Gang Investigation, Domestic Violence and has acquired over 3000 training hours. Frank is affiliated with the Republican Party, Women’s Foothill Republican Party, Etowah Masonic Lodge, and numerous other professional organizations across Georgia.

He has been honored to coach baseball and basketball from t-ball up to the junior American Legion baseball team at Post 247 in Dawsonville. Over the past 20 years he has worked with children and young adults. He has mentored the youth at the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, coordinated numerous fund raisers for children, coordinated fund raisers for Relay for Life, and helped organize gifts for those children that are in need at Christmas.

What is most gratifying, he said, is to see how these young men and women have matured and now they are reaching out to our youth. This is in itself, a blessing. I’m not seeking the Office of Sheriff for personal gain, or to have power, this election is about our community, the officers who serve with pride and dignity, our senior citizens, business owners, and especially our children who are the future of our great community.

I have a vision for the future, I have the right experience, I’ve prepared myself for 32 years to become the Sheriff, a person who cares about the community he serves and protects. I have always worked hand in hand with my employees exhibiting a strong work ethic and the willingness to do what is right.

My top priority is to assign an officer to all our schools, currently we have schools without an assigned SRO leaving our children and teachers in harm’s way. My vision is to retain our employees who are leaving for higher pay and benefits, establish a drug suppression unit to fight the major drug problem we have, unite with surrounding counties by creating a joint criminal apprehension unit to fight burglary, thefts, and other criminal activity in our county and
work toward a reentry program for our county offenders.

I have plans of implementing new programs for our youth to young adults, create a senior citizens police academy, police academy for grades 9 through 12, advanced defensive driving training for our young adults, and design an avenue for our children to text information to our 911 center of drugs, gangs and bullying in our school systems.

We must prepare for such an attack. By uniting and working collectively together with all viable resources in our county we can provide safety for our children and teachers. I am asking for your prayers, support and vote as the next Sheriff of Dawson County. Please contact me at, or or contact me at 678-682-5953.


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