Wheatley named permanent Grovetown police chief

...NOTE: An earlier version of this story had names transposed. Scott Wheatley was named the Grovetown Department of Public Safety chief Thursday.Wheatley had served as the interim director of the department since April 28 after former Chief Gary...

GRU public safety chief to retire amid investigation

Georgia Regents University public safety Chief William McBride will retire at the end of the month...documents detailing disciplinary action against GRU public safety Chief William McBride (that) relate to an ongoing investigation...

GRU announces national search for police chief

Georgia Regents University will conduct a national search to replace retiring public safety chief William McBride, but it won't complete an internal investigation in which he was involved, officials said.In a statement...

GRU officials still tight-lipped about investigation involving police chief

...tight-lipped about its investigation involving public safety Chief William McBride.On Monday, The Augusta Chronicle...documents detailing disciplinary action against GRU public safety Chief William McBride (that) relate to an ongoing investigation...

New North Augusta fire station opens

...opening of Station No. 3 at 692 Belvedere-Clearwater Road."It's a feeling of jubilation for all of us," Public Safety Chief John Thomas said. "We're very proud to have a building that's going to serve the residents of North Augusta...

Body camera footage raises storage worries

...restricting the public's access to police body camera videos.Alfonzo Williams, the Richmond County school system's public safety chief, said the sheriff's office might have overestimated how much data it will receive.Williams, who has worked...

Decision on new Harlem public safety chief expected soon

Harlem's lengthy search to fill its vacant director of public safety position is expected to end this week, city officials said.

Bayvale Elementary School pupil takes loaded .22-caliber pistol to school

...The student was released to his parents later that day.Alfonzo Williams, Richmond County's Board of Education Public Safety chief, said that the gun was owned by the student's father and that the child thought the gun was a "play weapon...

Rants & Raves

...cellphone. It is a crime and should be prosecuted.CONGRATULATIONS TO Grovetown on the hiring of Gary Jones as public safety chief. Way to go. I hope this doesn't keep him from running for sheriff in the future. Columbia County needs a man...

Richmond County Sheriff's Office receives second shipment of Dodge Chargers

...eight or nine years right now. It's all money driven. That's why the next sales tax is so important for public safety."Chief Deputy Pat Clayton said the department would be "crippled" without another SPLOST package to supplement the...