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 >>
June 16, 2008
Valdosta - Valdosta Police are doing their part to fight high gas prices.
The City of Valdosta initiated an aggressive 15-step gas saving plan.
In just a month, it saved more than 1300 gallons.
The police department was exempt from the plan but they came up with their own ways cut costs without cutting into your safety.
Valdosta Police are curbing their cruisers.
"We have asked our officers to try and keep the vehicles stationary when at all possible, without circumventing police response and without circumventing patrols in our problem areas," says Cmdr. Brian Childress.
Their walking or biking their beats when possible. "There will be more bike patrols and more officers will be out walking the shopping centers and doing more foot patrols," says Sgt. Earl Durrance.
"We are going to start doing bike patrols downtown, especially on Friday and Saturday nights," Childress adds.
They also limited off-duty driving, asked officers to carpool and will even start taking some police reports over the phone or through the mail.
"We are trying to identify those calls that we don't have to send an officer to in a police vehicle. Now you have to be careful there because there's a thin line there when it becomes a public safety issue and when it does not," Childress says.
It's part of a plan to help the department beat the rising prices at the pump. "We've really taken an aggressive approach to reducing our fuel consumption here at the police department," Durrance says.
And a city wide initiative to battle its effects on the budget. But with more than 73,000 calls a year, they say public safety comes first.
"When the public calls and they need police assistance, we've got to go!" says Childress.
No matter how high the prices may go, they'll be just a phone call a way.