Released on: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 8:00 AM
ALPHARETTA PUBLIC SAFETY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS STATE AWARD FROM THE GACP
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has been given a prestigious statewide award by the Georgia Association Chiefs of Police at their annual conference in Savannah, Georgia on July 23rd, 2012.
The Dr. Curtis McClung/Motorola awards are given each year to law enforcement agencies who implement unique programs designed to address a problem within their communities or to offer a unique program designed to improve quality of life issues for their area.
Every year, each of the 2,500 Georgia Law Enforcement agencies is invited to submit their program nominations to the GACP’s executive review board. After an exhaustive selection process, the top three programs within the state are selected. The selected law enforcement agencies attend the annual conference presentation dinner to receive their awards.
The winning agencies receive an award and a $500 check from the Georgia Association Chiefs of Police. The money received will be used to continue the program implemented.
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety’s “Your Car is Not a Safe” program was one of the 2012 award winners! This program uses 3-D graphics of a safe to inform our citizens your car is not the place to leave your valuables. Specially marked police vehicles are placarded with magnetic signage and graphics. They patrol through targeted areas for maximum visibility at peak pedestrian times. Targeted areas include parking lots of restaurants and businesses. Alpharetta public safety also places vivid program banners at certain intersections during peak travel times. Because of this program; the number of reported vehicles broken into in the City of Alpharetta is down 23%!
Gary D. George, Alpharetta Public Safety Director states “I am proud of this award as it comes from Georgia’s premier law enforcement association. I am proud of the program’s creator, Officer Terry Joyner, and the impact this program continues to have on our community. I commend our public safety staff for their excellent work and I thank the public for their continued partnership with Alpharetta public safety. Together we can make a difference!