Meet Your Sheriff
Sheriff Frank Andrews
Sheriff Frank Andrews was elected in November 2008 and took Office January 1, 2009. Sheriff Andrews began his career in law enforcement in 1994 when he graduated in the 120th session of the Northeast Georgia Police Academy. He worked as a patrolman for the Cornelia Police Department and was promoted to Sergeant as a Shift Supervisor. Frank was then selected as Chief of Police for the Baldwin Police Department. After serving as the Baldwin Police Chief for four years, he returned to Cornelia Police Department as Chief of Police. In 2004, Sheriff Andrews worked as a patrol officer, City Marshall, Building inspector, and interim Police Chief for the City of Sky Valley. Prior to fulfilling his high school goal of a career in law enforcement, Frank was a successful land developer and building contractor in Rabun County where he managed multiple projects, budgets, and work crews giving him extensive private business experience and management skills. Sheriff Andrews also served as the Volunteer Fire Chief for the Lakemont Fire Department.
Since assuming Office on January 1st, 2009, Sheriff Andrews began restructuring the Sheriff's Office and improving its public image. Sheriff Andrews implemented the CHAMPS (Choosing Healthy Activities & Methods Promoting Safety) program in the Rabun County School system, Law Enforcement Explorer Program, Bicycle Rodeo, Safe Kids of Georgia Program, 4-H Skeet Shooting support and Personal Safety Courses for citizens. He also added an explosives detection canine through a federal grant. He also formed a Sheriffs Auxiliary to assist the Sheriff's Office in various civic activities. Sheriff Andrews currently serves on the FAITH, Sid Weber Memorial Cancer, and NCIS Boards and Northeast Georgia District Boy Scout Council. Frank is also a member of the Rabun County Rotary Club. Sheriff Andrews was appointed to the Georgia Sheriffs Retirement Fund Board by Governor Nathan Deal in January 2013.
Sheriff Andrews is a member of the Rabun Gap Lodge No.265 F&AM. He and his family are members of Lakemont Baptist Church. Sheriff Andrews and his wife DonaLee have been married for 40 years and have three children and four granddaughters.