Thursday, May 16, 2013
The police department's community outreach officer will talk about credit card and identity theft scams and ways to protect yourself form personal and property crime.
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Thursday, May 16
Worried about crime in your neighborhood? Then attend a public safety workshop being held by Milton's Better Together on Thursday, May 30, and hosted by Milton Police Department Community Outreach Officer, Ara Baronian. Public Safety Workshop 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 Milton City Hall Bring canned goods for NFCC "What we're trying to do is give our neighbors a look inside the fascinating world of police work," said Wayne Boston, community builder and head of Better Together. "This is an aspect of our community people love to learn about, and we're happy to be the vehicle for that process." Baronian said he plans on bringing residents information about the newest credit card and identity theft scams, tips and tricks to protect yourself …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The following arrest information was supplied by the Milton police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Doraville woman was arrested after Milton police were called to the Walmart on Windward Parkway about a possible credit card fraud attempt on March 8 at 3:34 p.m. The loss prevention officer at the store said a cashier alerted him about a customer who might have used a fraudulent creidt card. The customer used the prepaid credit card to purchase two prepaid Mastercard credit cardsd and two children's toys. But when the cashier completed the transaction, he noticed the numbers on the card didn't match the last four numbers of the credit card that were shown on the receipt. The woman told a Milton police officer that a friend named Kiki gave her the card, and said they could keep the card and merchandise if they let her leave. Instead, the…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Chris Massey was named the PACT Officer of the Year in a vote by the communities that officer serve.
Monday, March 4
Alpharetta Police Officer Chris Massey was presented with a $500 check from Alpharetta’s State Bank and Trust Company for being named the PACT Officer of the Year at the annual Alpharetta Public Safety awards event. PACT stands for “Police and Citizens Together." This program assigns a police officer or firefighter to each community within Alpharetta. Alpharetta public safety employees are empowered to help residents with quality of life issues within their assigned community and are asked to hold meetings with the residents designed to foster relationships, said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. Each year, the communities are asked to vote for the PACT Officer of the Year award. Officer Massey …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Four Citizens of the Year were honored for rescuing a woman shopper from a suspect who had broken into her car.
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety honored the best of the department and some local residents at the sixth annual awards ceremony. Former Atlanta Falcon Michael Haynes shared his story of becoming an NFL wide receiver despite never playing the game until college. The decision to follow his best friend, who was a high school star, to Arizona to tryout changed his life. But he was determined to leave his impoverished neighborhood and go to college to make something of himself. Still, despite the accolades he received from his football career, Haynes said the members of the Public Safety Department were the real heroes in the Alpharetta Presbyterian Church sanctuary, the location of the awards ceremony. The Alpharetta Department of …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Investigators from the Department of Public Safety are searching for Shane Demetrice Woods in connection with a shooting death on Jan. 28.
UPDATED Jan. 31, 1:05 p.m.: The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the capture and arrest of suspect Shawn Demetrice Woods. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Alpharetta police are seeking a second suspect in the shooting death of an Alpharetta man on Monday night. Zachary Rose, 22, died after being shot in the lower abdomen during an incident on Whitestone Ridge at Stoneridge subdivision on Jan. 28. Investigators are searching for Shane Demetrice Woods, 22, a black male, who is considered armed and dangerous. Also known as Yung Slim ABG, "Shane Woods is believed to be on the run and possibly heading out of state," said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. The…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell and Sandy Springs would have to absorb costs.
The Johns Creek City Council on Monday voted unanimously to opt out of an intergovernmental operating agreement among North Fulton cities to create a new public safety radio system. The system is planned as a replacement for Fulton County's ailing system, which is 20-years-old and described as "failing." Under the terms of the new system agreement, Johns Creek would have paid more than $2 million for initial capitalization, not including yearly maintenance costs, etc. Since Johns Creek rejected the IGA, the other four cities will have to go back and approve a modified version of both the IGA and the cost-sharing document. James Drinkard, assistant city administrator for Alpharetta, said the vote on the original IGA was linked to a price, …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The city of Milton is advertising for police recruits.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Looking for a job in public safety? The City of Milton is actively seeking police recruits, as posted on its website. As part of the process, recruits may be asked to fill out an application, undergo a background check, and take a drug screen and post-offer physical. Want to get not only a salary and what the city terms excellent benefits, but also a take home car? The latest search for police recruits was posted as recently as Dec. 20 through the city's Career Center. Located in North Fulton County, Milton is a full-service government providing police, fire and other services to a population of 33,000. Duties and responsibilities include patrolling assigned zone to maintain visibility and observe and deter possible criminal activity and …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety offers the free introduction to police and fire services, including 911 Communications, SWAT, firefighting, criminal investigations and auto extrication.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the police and fire services? Well, now is your chance. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety will offer its free 5th Annual Public Safety Citizens Academy beginning on Jan. 30, 2013 at the Roswell/Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center to introduce the public to the various aspects involved with police and fire services. “These classes will allow citizens to have a better understanding of the public safety concept and how it ties everyone into a common goal,” said Terry Joyner, academy coordinator officer. The academy is held once a year and each graduating class is filled with approximately 35 to 40 students who participate in a series of 14 classes. Classes are held …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Department of Public Safety eyes the Iron Sky system to develop leads in entering auto and other crimes.
Alpharetta City Council will consider adding surveillance cameras in the Mansell Road/GA 400 interchange area to develop leads based upon license plates and vehicle descriptions. Public Safety Director Gary George had one of his detectives investigate how the city could leverage technology to maintain the city's low crime rate and catch suspects. The recommendation was to implement the Iron Sky system, which is a map-driven platform integrating surveillance cameras and license plate readers with Public Safety's computer-aided dispatch and automated vehicle locater to identify and intercept vehicles associated with criminal activity, according to the agenda report for tonight's City Council meeting. George said the system only captures …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The city expects the number of Public Safety volunteers to grow from the 346 now on board, so it will need supplies for training and a kit for each person who completes the program.
Alpharetta has 346 Public Safety volunteers who help with emergencies and disaster response. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is expected to grow, so the city has applied for a small grant to fund supplies for the volunteers. In the CERT program, Alpharetta trains volunteers in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. CERT volunteers who want to help with Alpharetta Fire and Emergency Services get additional training to join the Fire Corps. Alpharetta Grants Administrator Amanda Day told City Council on Aug. 6 that the city has 23 Fire Corps volunteers, 305 CERT members, and 18 CAPS officers. The $7,924.57 will allow the CERT program to continue by providing …