First responders honored at special church service

...get to do that. We get to slow down and enjoy ourselves."Fire trucks lined the parking lot, which was filled with patrol cars from agencies in Aiken and Edgefield counties. Children explored unfamiliar equipment while stopping to talk to the...

Crash deaths drop as police emphasize road safety

...months since, campaigns such as Operation Rolling Thunder and Hands Across the Border have flooded the area with extra patrol cars and roadblock DUI checkpoints.And the number of deaths has gone down. In 2013, there were 29 traffic fatalities...

Augusta Commission's Donnie Smith double-dipped during Masters Week, Georgia investigation finds

...told investigators he'd been on duty during most of the period, but drove his personal vehicle, leaving his State Patrol car at home in case the Department of Public Safety's Executive Protection Unit was to need it.The work he'd performed...

Sheriff's officers tell of trauma from having to shoot, kill

...walked him outside to talk. Garrison said he intended to check for active warrants then let him go.In the back of the patrol car, everything changed when Pao pulled a gun draped in a T-shirt from his backpack. There was a struggle before Garrison...

Rants & Raves

...the individual has often fostered for years creating. So, instead do complaining about an unshaven officer or dirty patrol car, thank that man for working constantly, despite a lack of appreciation unlike any other profession receives.

Across Georgia

...crashed into four vehicles.Police say a gunman stole a cash drawer from a Dollar General store and sped away. Several patrol cars spotted an SUV matching the getaway vehicle's description, and the suspects tried to flee in a busy commercial area...

100 degrees: Augusta firefighters, police take precautions

...pays close attention to his German Shepherd Blecky on hot days to make sure she doesn't get overheated.All K-9 patrol cars are also equipped with a "hot dog system." Even though K-9 cars stay running constantly for the dogs, the car...

Sky Arrow 600 plane helps Aiken County Sheriff's Office monitor crime from above

...police scanner, giving out tips to deputies on the ground before they ever arrive at a call.Even at high speeds in a patrol car, it can take substantially more time to arrive at a call than by plane. Schrade estimates he can leave the sheriff's...

SC deputy charged with running red light, causing wreck

...signal.Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson says Proffitt was on duty at the time, but was not responding to a call when his patrol car hit another car at an intersection Friday night.Proffitt was treated for his injuries at a Columbia hospital. A woman...

Introduction of license plate readers met with privacy concerns

...four-camera unit.The Harlem Department of Public Safety first began testing a three-camera setup mounted to the back of a patrol car in February, Chief Gary Jones said, and was able to pay for the $20,000 system primarily through the revenue generated...