Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
March 18, 2008
Albany -- For thirty days officers patrolling Northwest Albany have been deploying from Dawson. "One of our strategies is to decentralize our deployment. That will help reduce response time especially during shift change," said Albany Police Chief, James Younger.
"So now that we are at sufficient staffing, one of our pilots is to start in the community policing center on Dawson." A strategy Albany Police chief hopes will help curb a rise in burglaries and aggravated assaults.
"That is a real challenge because most of these aggravated assaults are happening among acquaints. So you are taking about the scope of anger management that is outside the scope of police business," said Younger.
But having officers closer to their beats will keep them in sight making criminals think twice before committing a crime. "Particularly because there are incidents of gas drive-offs and shoplifting in that quarter. So we think that will have an impact on those particular crimes," said Younger.
And if this strategy is successful Albany Police will make the community policing center in East Albany the main headquarters for officers patrolling there. "We believe that officers will have a greater sense of responsibility since they will be working out of headquarters that will be centralized to the beat that they are assigned to," said Younger.
In turn helping keep Albany streets safer. There will soon be more police officers patrolling Albany streets. There are currently 10 officers in the academy and all 10 are expected to graduate at the end of the month.