Cobb County Government

Administrative Services

scherer The Administrative Service Bureau is commanded by Lieutenant L.R. Scherer.  Lieutenant Scherer began his law enforcement career with the Woodstock Police Department in 1993.  While there, he served in uniform patrol as an officer and supervisor, traffic enforcement as a supervisor, and administration as a manager.

In 1999 Lieutenant Scherer joined the Cobb County Police Department and attended the first mandate academy class for the Cobb County Police Department’s Police Academy.  While at Cobb County, Lieutenant Scherer has served in Uniform Patrol Precinct 4 as an officer, Precinct 3 as a supervisor, Special Projects as an officer and supervisor, and Administrative Services as a manager.  Lieutenant Scherer earned an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice from the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ.  He holds Supervision and Management Certificates through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, and is certified as a field training officer, general instructor, and firearms instructor.  Lt. Scherer played an integral part in the Department’s achievment of national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.



Central Records Unit

This unit is located at the Headquarters Building at 140 N Marietta Parkway. The Central Records Unit supports the Police Department, the judicial system, other law enforcement agencies, and the public. This support is provided by the maintenance of all report files, records, and documents submitted to the Records Unit for processing, retention, and storage.

The Central Records Unit is responsible for disseminating accident reports and incidents reports to the public and other authorized individuals in accordance with the Open Records Act. This unit also transfers the information from the officer's field reports into a computer retrieval system.

The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) computer system is maintained and operated by this unit.

Access online accident reports
Access online crime data searches

For more information on:

Hours of operation
Obtaining incident/accident reports
Open records
Criminal background checks
Impounded vehicle release

Visit our Central Records page



Permits Unit

The Permits Unit is responsible for licensing and enforcement in any activity regulated by Cobb County Ordinances, e.g. alcohol beverage sales, wrecker services, taxi services, etc. Read more about how to obtain an alocohol, taxi, or pawn license.



Property and Evidence Unit

The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for the storage and return of property recovered by the Police Department. The unit is responsible for the handling, processing, storage, and disposal of all property and evidence.

Hours and Location

The Property and Evidence Unit is open to the public Monday – Thursday from 8am to 5pm. The unit is located at Police Headquarters – 140 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Requirements for Release of Property

Legal and departmental requirements govern the return of property. You may call us at 770-499-4128 or email us at for specific information about the item you wish to pick up. This will allow the Evidence Unit to process your request and will eliminate delays. Positive photo identification (Drivers License or State Issued ID) will be required for the release of property.

With the exception of firearms, the owner of the property may, designate another person to pick up the property. This will require a signed and notarized affidavit from the owner of the property. The affidavit must be specific as to what property may be obtained on your behalf and the name of the person to whom the property may be released.

Property Types

Found Property
Found Property consists of items found and the owner is generally not known. Found property will be held for 90 days from the date it was received. After 90 days the property will be disposed of pursuant to State Law.

Safekeeping Property
Any safekeeping property received from an officer will be held for 90 days. Safekeeping property will be released to the listed owner. After 90 days the property will be disposed of pursuant to State Law.

Any item held as evidence will require a written release to be returned to the owner. This release must come from the District Attorney’s Office (felony), Solicitor General’s Office (misdemeanor), case officer or case detective. Final Court Disposition documents are not accepted in lieu of a release for a felony case.

State law does not provide for the returning of any found property to the finder.