Police Department




The mission of the McCaysville Police Department is to provide the community of McCaysville a safe environment 

with professional quality police service through positive interaction with its citizens. 


 The vision of the McCaysville Police Department is to reduce crime by co active partnerships with citizens, elected officials, and other federal, state and local agencies.


 We Believe in:

Professionalism- we are committed to the highest level of professionalism and we expect each member to work to the best of their abilities.

Obedience- we recognize that our authority is derived from the people we serve.

Leadership- we recognize that the best method of leadership is through example.

Integrity- we will always be honest, fair, and accountable.

Conduct- we recognize that our conduct, personal and professional, is inseparable from the reputation of the department and must be moral, sober, and judicious.

Excellence- we will always strive to be the best we can and will constantly strive to improve the department, the community, and ourselves. 


Chief of Police Michael Otis Earley

CEO: City of McCaysville Police Department 


 Chief Earley began his career with the City of Blue Ridge Police Department in October of 2007. In 2008, Chief Earley attended the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. In 2009, he completed Police Instructor's school and in 2010 completed his Specialized Instructor's Certification in speed detection. Chief Earley assisted North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy as an adjunct instructor teaching Basic Law Enforcement. Chief Earley also taught numerous classes locally, as well as with surrounding agencies. He continues teaching to this date.

In March of 2016 Chief Earley was appointed Chief of Police. Since his appointment, he has attended the 16-50 class of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Training. Chief Earley was presented Officer of the Year from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in October of 2016. He was elected in 2017 to serve the Appalachian Trail Traffic Enforcement Network as a Coordinator with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. This year he was appointed Chairman of the Traffic Committee for the Georgia Chiefs Association.

Chief Earley holds numerous certifications including: Police Instructor, Specialized Instructor, Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator, and Police Counter Sniper.

 Chief Earley is a native of Fannin County and attended Fannin County High School.

Police officers and supporting staff