118 N. Philpot St.
Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: (770)748-4123
Fax:  (770)748-3231

Effective January 1, 2015, the Cedartown Police Department will only accept the following forms of payment:  Cashier's Check, Money Order, Debit Card, Visa, Master, Discover, or American Express.  WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH NOR PERSONAL CHECKS.

Fine Payments can be made by going to www.cedartownpay.com, or by phone at 1-844-699-2849.  You may also call this number for questions regarding court dates, and the amount of you ticket.  Fines can also still be paid in person at Cedartown Police Department.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Cedartown Police Department is to ensure the safe keeping and protection of human life and to assist individuals who are in danger of physical harm. The department will also provide surveillance protection of all private, business and public properties within the jurisdiction of the City of Cedartown, and direct and participate in public well-being and safety efforts when the jurisdiction is threatened by or under the influence of disasters of nature or disasters of man. The Cedartown Police Department will maintain an environment suited to the equal administration of the law, and provide for individual pursuit by each person of his constitutional rights to liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness.

So that these commitments may be met, the officers of the Cedartown Police Department will enforce the law within the boundaries of the City of Cedartown, as it applies to the ordinances of the city, the State of Georgia and the United States. Emphasis shall be placed on crime, the identification and apprehension of violators and criminal offenders, and the participation by officers in subsequent judicial proceedings.

The Cedartown Police Department will maintain the degree of order necessary to ensure the free movement of citizens and vehicles as well as orchestrate the movement of the public during civic events and mass gatherings. It will also provide efficient and effective management of all police resources so as to create and maintain a sense of public security within the community. The Cedartown Police Department will provide those services necessary to assist and protect individuals who cannot care for themselves until adequate and appropriate assistance is provided.

To these ends, The Cedartown Police Department will maintain itself at a peak of optimum preparedness capable of immediate and appropriate response, and conduct itself in a manner which will reflect the highest and most noble credit upon itself as a servant of honour in the community.




The Cedartown Police Department was established in 1854. The Cedartown Police Department has had several Chiefs since then which includes William Thomas York, who served from 1920-1930; J.B. Tamplin, who served from 1933-1944; John O. Godwin, who served from 1945-1949; W.M. Moss, who served from 02-01-1945 to 02-01-1988; John Dean, who served as Chief from 02-01-1988 to 11-14-2004; Keith Barber, who served as Chief from 11-14-2004 to 06-30-2008; and Henry King who served as acting Chief from 06-30-2008 until 10-05-2008 at which he was then appointed as Chief. W.M. Moss served 34 years as Chief of Police which is the longest serving Chief in the United States History so far. The Department began operating out of what is now known as the Polk County Court House #2, on the corner of Main St. and Prior St. In November 1976 the department moved to it's present location located in the City Complex on the corner of East Ave. and Philpot St.