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Warwick Police traffic tickets turn major revenue

Police chief Dustin Stephenson says his department will still patrol Georgia Highway 300 with the main focus to protect the public. Police chief Dustin Stephenson says his department will still patrol Georgia Highway 300 with the main focus to protect the public.
WARWICK, GA (WALB) -

Warwick Police took in more than $1.3 million from 2008 to 2012 according to a report issued by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

That's just more than $3,000 per person in the city.

Former Chief David Morris was fired in July by the city council.

Newly hired police chief Dustin Stephenson says his department will still patrol Georgia Highway 300 with the main focus to protect the public.

"We don't sit out on 300 necessarily to generate revenue, we sit out there to promote public safety and welfare for the motoring public traveling down highway 300," said Chief Stephenson.

He says his officers will put more effort in patrolling the other streets of Warwick.

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