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North Augusta officials talk body cameras after first week of use

...officers shall not erase, alter or duplicate recordings by the cameras without prior written approval from the public safety director."Securing public trust, increasing transparency and better protecting citizens and the officers who serve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-09/north-augusta-official
Decision on new Harlem public safety chief expected soon

...was chief for 18 months, was the fifth Harlem public safety director since 2009, according to the Columbia County News-Times...That's partly why he also sought a fiscal-minded public safety director who could attract and retain quality employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-21/decision-new-harlem-pu
New Grovetown chief says community involvement is "key" to handling city growth

...Three weeks into his new job as Grovetown's Public Safety director, Gary Jones is wasting little time putting policies...ears only," said Jones, who became the city's public safety director in late November after serving 18 months as Harlem's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-18/new-grovetown-chief-sa
Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

...was made public, Nixon urged people to remain peaceful as he appeared at a news conference with the state's public safety director and the leaders of St. Louis city and county."Our shared hope and expectation is that regardless of the decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-24/grand-jury-wont-indict
Handcuffed DeKalb inmate shoots cop

...Thursday, on the steps leading to the building where DeKalb County Magistrate Court is held, DeKalb County Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander said. The detective was shot in the leg and wrist and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-03/handcuffed-dekalb-inmate-sho
Dashboard video shows South Carolina state trooper shooting unarmed driver in Columbia

...Well you dove head first back into your car" ? were captured by the camera.Groubert's boss, state Public Safety Director Leroy Smith, called the video "disturbing" and said "Groubert reacted to a perceived threat where there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-25/dashboard-video-shows-
Across the region

...trooper who shot an unarmed man after a traffic stop in Columbia earlier this month has been fired.Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith said Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Sean Groubert was not threatened when he fired his gun Sept. 4 after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-20/across-region
Grovetown police chief resigns

Grovetown Department of Public Safety Director Gary Owens resigned his position Friday.Owens submitted his letter of resignation to city officials. "He indicated that he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-22/grovetown-police-chief
2 charged in Ga. home invasion that killed baby

...grandmother and a family friend -- to a bathroom, where they opened fire. Cedric Alexander, DeKalb County's public safety director, said at a Thursday news conference that two men are being held in the county jail on charges of murder and aggravated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-05/2-charged-ga-home-invastion-
SC cop shooting shrouded in mystery

...repeatedly without provocation, even as Jones put his hands in the air. Jones was hit once and is recovering. State Public Safety Director Leroy Smith called the shooting "disturbing," and Groubert was promptly fired and charged with felony assault...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-30/sc-cop-shooting-shroud