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Brookhaven Police Committee Meets at 8 p.m. Today

The Governor's Commission on Brookhaven Police Committee will hold its first meeting at 8 p.m. today.

Members of the Police Committee of the Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven will hold a meeting today at 8 p.m.

This meeting will be held at the 2536 Caldwell Road.

According to the public notice of the meeting, which was disseminated at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday, the purpose of this Governor’s Commission Meeting will be to discuss the following:

  • Scope of the Police Committee
  • Next Steps of the Police Committee
Grieg Ericsson September 26, 2012 at 01:57 PM
I notice the police cars in this photo are Ford Crown Victorias. As Pat Hoban is a major contributor to the BrookhavenYes campaigns and a committee member, I bet we will see these. http://tinyurl.com/yz6krqh Troncalli Motors Information Dealer: New Car Dealers Contact: Patrick Hoban - Ceo Employees: 100 Yearly Sales Estimate: $64,700,000 http://tinyurl.com/cumgok9
Eddie E. September 26, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Is this meeting open or is an invitation required?
Kiri Walton (Editor) September 26, 2012 at 06:25 PM
This meeting is open to the public.
Eddie E. September 26, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Eric, As to your last paragraph, AGREED, but change Dekalb to everywhere else in the country. Especially don't put lights and sirens on anything the elected officials get!
Eric H September 26, 2012 at 06:43 PM
True Eddie, I've changed it. Well Ford stopped making the Crown Vics, apparently police, taxi cabs and retiree's didn't justify continuing the dated body on frame rear wheel drive design. Though they do have new cars designed for Police Use heavily modified from but based on the Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer vehicles. http://www.ford.com/fordpoliceinterceptor/ I would expect the contract for the leases on the vehicles to go out to bid and thus the various offers should be a fairly apples to apples comparison to determine who is offering the best deal. More importantly while it appears it won't happen we need to make sure our elected officials aren't given city cars or given drivers or an entourage of cars as happened in through out Georgia and the rest of the Country.
TomMiller September 26, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Used police cars: http://www.chicagomotors.info/search/results.php 09 crown vic with 62K miles http://www.copcarsonline.com/2009_Ford_Crown%20Victoria_LARGO_FL_155642913.veh Time to show Bhaven people that the NEW way of governance will be to squeeze the dollars you get coming in from guys like me. Save the $$ for vests and weapons.
Eddie E. September 26, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Used Police cars are used up. If you want to buy four in hopes of having enough functional systems between them to cobble something together, have at it. Of course the real costs are equipping them with the communications and telematics that are quite likely to be specific to a given municipality. Who really wants to trust their security to used communications equipment? I'm all for saving a buck (contributes to my guaranteed gigantic tax cut) but lets be real. Why else would I have been carping about these costs for over a year?
Enuff Govt Already September 26, 2012 at 09:32 PM
What I've learned. The average county officer graduates their academy with close to 1000 hours training. The average small city officer completes a state academy with only 480 hours of training. The county requires continuing education of their officers and continually offers them extra classes to improve their state ceritfications. Just how will a bare bones police adequately provide for training while maintaining adequate service levels?
Enuff Govt Already September 26, 2012 at 09:35 PM
What I've learned. The north precinct commander reported he provided 3 shifts of at least 6 cars in Brookhaven. He also reported he has robbery suppression team working in the Brookhaven & DECA footprint which increases the number of patrol cars. The commander also pointed out the county has additional specialized patrol units like DUI or Gang that routinely patrol the area also raising the number of police. The county offers access to multiple specialized units like the motorcycles that work the school zones to the specialized detectives like their Special Victims Unit which works crimes against children. The county provides us with a bare minimum of 18 patrol cars plus enhanced police service/personnel for a 24 hour period. Within 5 mile circle of the old Harris Teeter on Peachtree there are 500K people, just how will a bare bones small police force provide the necessary service?
Enuff Govt Already September 26, 2012 at 09:37 PM
What I've learned. The busiest area of north precinct is the Buford Hwy corridor in Brookhaven. The precinct reported apprx 100K in 911 calls and another 64K in self initiated calls for service, 33K citations and 6600 arrest. They experienced several major incidents, a couple of SWAT incidents, a plane crash, I think two officer involved shootings, unfortunately multiple accident fatality investigations and even a gun/person shot/school event. In all of the events there was no noticable decline in service as the county provided additional units to Brookhaven. How will a small police department provide for the demands of an urban area that requires the services of a large police department?
Enuff Govt Already September 26, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Much has been said that we just partner with another city for enhanced services. This was D'woody, J-Creek and S-Springs last partnership. It looks like it ended when they called in a large full service police department. http://projects.ajc.com/gallery/view/metro/north-fulton/swat-standoff-031912/5.html http://sandysprings.11alive.com/photo-gallery/news/107407-photos-swat-call-sandy-springs?page=5 This is what many suggest we give up. http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/dekalb-running-swat-school/vGZSM/ http://www.ajc.com/photo/news/local/dekalb-swat-incident-ends-peacefully/pcFwB/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosniper2000/3666843145/in/photostream/ http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/swat-standoff-at-dekalb-apartments-ends-peacefully/nQqh3/ http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/DK_Police/pol-sod.html
Eddie E. September 26, 2012 at 09:57 PM
One small drawback, Google Maps shows 2536 Caldwell to be the Corner of Caldwell and Green Meadows.
Kim Gokce September 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM
This bing map shows an accurate pin for the address: http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?q=2536+Caldwell&mkt=en&FORM=HDRSC4
don Gabacho September 28, 2012 at 07:54 AM
"The meeting is open to the public."---Kiri With an hour and four minutes notice. And, even at that, only if online and tuned in. This is not government.
don Gabacho September 28, 2012 at 08:01 AM
" Just how will a bare bones police adequately provide for training while maintaining adequate service levels?? Enuff Govt Already No problem. The clique has a gas station employee in charge---with a private and still unidentified police force at that.

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