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HEAT team sparks change in driver behavior, officials say

...and additional technology. All officers on the team, which patrols mostly at night, were selected from within the department...year, the first in which the HEAT team rode in special blue patrol cars as opposed to regular traffic units, the department wrote...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-29/heat-team-sparks-chang
Rants & Raves

...the ticket brokers/scalpers for our little golfing event have put their signs out. Time to get your officers back on litter patrol. IF THE PARENTS ARE the problem (not the schools), then maybe the schools should start holding parenting classes. Abstinence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-29/rants-raves
Columbia County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...Center, Professional Standards, Special Operations and Patrol Division. Perhaps the most public face of the Sheriff's Office, the Patrol Division divides Columbia County into 10 patrol beats, and deputies are assigned a permanent beat. Consisting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/columbia-county-crime
Aiken County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...Narcotics, Public Information, Records, Training, Uniform Patrol, Civil Process and Aiken County Detention Center. Patrol responsibilities for the county are divided into nine patrol zones. A Special Operations team includes a SWAT, or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/aiken-county-crime
Government is too fat

...cellphones and drones. There also are the highway patrol, Department of Transportation weight patrols, city police and other secret enforcement...are the CIA, FBI, SWAT teams, the Border Patrol, airport screeners, the EPA, ICE, ATF and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-26/government-too-fat
UGA student holdup may be linked to others

...student's injuries at the scene.In light of the recent robberies, police have reassigned officers to beef up nighttime patrols. UGA police also are involved. Following the incident at East Broad and Arch streets Tuesday night, UGA and Athens-Clarke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-26/uga-student-holdup-may
SC cop car thief crashes, dies

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Greenville police say a man has died after stealing a marked patrol car and crashing it into a brick wall.Officer Jonathan Bragg tells local media outlets that an officer was responding to a crash...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-27/sc-cop-car-theif-crashes-die
Columbia County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...Center, Professional Standards, Special Operations and Patrol Division. Perhaps the most public face of the Sheriff's Office, the Patrol Division divides Columbia County into 10 patrol beats, and deputies are assigned a permanent beat. Consisting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/columbia-county-sheriffs-office
Aiken County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...Narcotics, Public Information, Records, Training, Uniform Patrol, Civil Process and Aiken County Detention Center. Patrol responsibilities for the county are divided into nine patrol zones. A Special Operations team includes a SWAT, or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/aiken-county-sheriffs-office
South Carolina man shot driver, fled to Florida for spring break, police say

...a friend and drove to Florida. They ended up at a nightclub and then parked the vehicle so they could sleep. An officer on patrol saw the men sleeping in the car, ran a check on the license plate, and found it had been stolen in a carjacking and homicide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-25/south-carolina-man-shot-drive