Richmond County school safety chief touts restructure

...does what makes the most sense.It's a school of thought he picked up from his old police chief with the Augusta Police Department. Now the director of the Richmond County School Safety and Security Department, Williams said he continues an effort...

Columbia County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...interdiction. The Grovetown Department of Public Safety confirmed late Friday that two inmates escaped from the Grovetown Police Department Detention Center. The suspects are Michael Davis, 24, and Joshua Gray, 21. Columbia County deputies made a...

Unreported crimes make statistics incomplete, professor says

...doesn't necessarily mean fewer acts of burglary were committed, he said."I think the main issue is that with local police departments they're reporting out only the crimes they know about," said Brame, who researches the effects of missing data...

Grovetown police looking for escaped inmates

...inmates escaped Friday evening from the Grovetown Police Department Detention Center.The suspects, who escaped at...with information is asked to contact the Grovetown Police Department at (706) 863-1212.

Waynesboro Police arrest 7 in shooting death of Bonner

...just before 1 a.m. Another person, whose identity has been withheld, was also shot.Today, the Waynesboro Police Department and other agencies including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued arrest warrants for the suspects, who face...

Washington Police Department defunded, closed by Council vote

The Washington, Georgia police department is no more.Washington City Council voted 4-3 to defund the police department at Thursday night's meeting...14 employees without jobs.Police department members resigned at the meeting...

Slaying of actress led to tough stalker laws

...private security officers who protect celebrities, politicians and other dignitaries.Tobin said the Los Angeles Police Department's Threat Manage ment Unit has been a leader in the field. Detectives in the unit routinely testify against suspected...

Introduction of license plate readers met with privacy concerns

...tend to use car-mounted models.Setups are usually adjusted based on the types of roads patrolled. The Hephzibah Police Department is seeking a two-camera system because it patrols mostly two-lane streets, for instance. The Richmond County...

South Carolina strip clubs in trouble

...hearing date has been set on Richardson's request.Richardson said he's received complaints from the Horry County Police Department. His office has taken similar action against other nightclubs where police have documented a pattern of illegal...

Habersham County drug raid disaster highlights need for police reform

...Nothing illegal was ever found in his home. Though Guerena's family later received a settlement from the four police departments involved in the shooting, law enforcement officials never admitted any wrongdoing.Unfortunately, it's not...