“Uniting Communities for a Stronger Future”

Greetings, I am Joseph “Joe” Mark, the next Gwinnett County Sheriff. As a lifelong resident deeply connected to Gwinnett County, I am driven to bring about positive changes. With over 25 years of experience spanning the military, law enforcement, and the private sector, I approach leadership with an open mind and a strong desire to foster trust and cooperation between law enforcement and the community.

My primary objective is to establish a culture of transparency, accountability, and responsiveness within the Sheriff’s department, prioritizing the needs of the community. I firmly believe in treating every resident of Gwinnett County with respect and dignity, regardless of their background. I advocate for law enforcement officers to demonstrate compassion and respect while fulfilling their duties to our community. I greatly value the unwavering dedication of our deputies and emphasize the importance of supporting and respecting them.

Moreover, I am committed to being firm on crime while ensuring the protection of our citizens’ rights. Upholding the law while respecting individual freedoms is a fundamental principle for me.

If you wish to connect with me or learn more about my vision for Gwinnett County, please feel free to reach out.


  • Reduce Crime & Recidivism
  • Better Incentives & Pay for Staff
  • Juvenile-Crime Prevention Program
  • Bring back the Operation Second Chance/Jail Dogs
  • Community Ambassador Program
  • Improve Multi-jurisdictional Cooperation
  • Restore Trust between Citizens and Law EnforcementĀ