Posts tagged with "Decatur Police Department"

Draft plan shows staffing concerns, technology are top of mind for Decatur Police Department

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 14, 2015

A draft of a three year strategic plan for the Decatur Police Department offers a glimpse into the thoughts and attitudes of officers. According to the plan, the level of staffing is among the top concerns for officers in the department. The department itself is looking to become more technology savvy by creating a social media […]

Decatur Police offering bicycle registration during Book Festival

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 4, 2015

The Decatur Police Department is once again offering bicycle registration to local cyclists. The Police Department will be set up at the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 5. Bike registration will be available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the North McDonough turnaround near the Book Festival Bike Valet. Registration is free. “Bicycles are […]

Decatur considering purchase of body cameras for police officers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 16, 2015

The Decatur City Commission will consider a request for the purchase of body cameras for the city’s police force. Body cameras are becoming increasingly common in police departments throughout the country amid an ongoing controversy over the deaths of unarmed black suspects shot by officers. While there have been no high-profile shooting incidents in Decatur, some departments […]

Decatur Police further explain invite-only focus group meeting

Posted by Dena Mellick June 2, 2015

Decatur Police say an invite-only meeting of chosen focus groups is not an “effort to ‘cherry pick’ participants.” Instead, the appointed focus groups are a “representative cross-section of the community, including citizens who have not been satisfied with their interactions with the police department.” In a press release, Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said, “In March 2015 Chief […]

Friday photos – Cops, construction and kittens

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 30, 2014

School’s out and summer vacation has arrived. Subjects of this Friday’s roundup include barn kittens, East Ponce construction, school resource officers and water ambushes. Enjoy. Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross says, “The Decatur Police Department is proud to share that SRO (School Resource Officer) Matt Damico has received the Superintendent’s Award of Excellence. Nominations are sought […]

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