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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.
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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 >>
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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.
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Would you be protected if a shooter went on a rampage in a packed Albany building or event? The Albany Police Department is working to make sure you can answer yes to that question.
This week you may have seen some flashing lights and blocked off streets in Downtown Albany. That's officers making sure they're prepared to protect you in the time of an emergency.
It's after 8 p.m. on a rainy night in Albany. After a 911 call, every member of the Albany Police Department rushes to the Albany Civic Center. "Investigations, support services, training , SWAT," said Sgt. Gregory Elder with Albany Police.
That's because shots are fired from a door on the second level. "We understand that the mind of an active shooter is different than that of a bank robber. They're out there to hurt people," said Elder.
So they have to think and move quickly. "Stopping his aggression by any means that's lawful and necessary," said Elder.
Luckily too much won't be necessary this time. It's all just a test of training skills for Albany Police just in case. "Everything is geared towards what's been going on in our country and in our nation with active shooters," said Elder.
Situations like Columbine or Virginia Tech can happen anywhere and those situations are unpredictable. "There is no set scenario," said Elder.
Officers will spend the week covering all the basics and trainers hope they walk away with a major lesson. "To understand the importance of the safety of the community and stopping this person from causing any more harm to anyone," said Elder.
One bad guy was caught and arrested during this week's practice. Officers hope the same scene will play out during the real thing.
Active Shooter Training also consists of classroom instruction time. Every sworn officer is required to go through the training.