Coroner

The Newton County Coroner’s Office is located in the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Covington. The office is staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the Coroner or a Deputy Coroner is available as needed 24 hours a day.

Employees

The office takes great pride in representing Newton County and always strives to be professional and compassionate when carrying out its duties. The staff of the Coroner’s Office consist of Coroner Tommy Davis, Deputy Coroner Steven M. Jones and Secretary Niki Barber.

Training

The coroner and deputy coroners all receive their training annually from the Georgia Coroner’s Training Council and are all members of the Georgia Coroner’s Association. The training is held various times throughout the year at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth County. The minimum training is 28 hours annually. However, the Newton County Coroner’s Office staff also attends other training and participates in various field exercises.

The training consist of the following: 

  • Blood Pattern Analysis
  • Case Studies
  • Crash Investigations
  • Evidence Collection
  • Legal Updates
    Photography
  • Sharp Force Injuries
  • Wound Identification in Gunshot Wound Ranges