Cedartown, GA

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Cedartown is a city of approximately 10,000 residents, situated in northwestern Georgia’s Polk County. Despite its relatively small size, the city has reported problems related to prostitution (including robbery and assault), and community members have complained about prostitution to local law enforcement.

To address the issue, the Polk County Police Department has conducted at least one reverse sting targeting sex buyers. In early March 2014, PCPD officers reported they arrest of five men following a prostitution sting at a Cedartown hotel. Although the department provided little details about the operation, one media outlet reported that during the two-day sting police arrested two men solicitation of prostitution charges; one man on prostitution charges; and one man on solicitation of sodomy charges. The same news agency publicized mugshots of each of the arrestees.



Key Partners

  • Polk County Police Department
State Georgia
Type City
Population 9750
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