Dunwoody Citizens’ Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for the first scheduled Citizens’ Police Academy in 2017. The class will begin on Tuesday, February 28th and run for ten weeks (with a one-week break during the DeKalb County Spring Break).

Each class will be held at the Dunwoody Police Department, located at 41 Perimeter Center East, in the Police Roll Call Room. We will start each night at 6:00pm and end at approximately 9:00pm. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to, CRASE, SWAT, Narcotics, Gangs, Use of Force and ChatComm/911.

The class is limited to 24 participants who will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Please Email the Community Outreach Officer, Mark Stevens, at mark.stevens@dunwoodyga.gov for an application or to obtain more information.

Coffee with a Cop (Dunwoody)

It’s time for 2017’s 1st Quarter Coffee With A Cop event.

Please join your neighbors and Dunwoody Police Officers for coffee and conversation on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 8am to 10am at Crema Espresso Gourmet. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. 

Crema Espresso Gourmet is located at 2458 Mount Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

For more information please contact Community Outreach Officer Mark Stevens at 678-382-6917 or mark.stevens@dunwoodyga.gov

Sandy Springs police make $1M drug bust during routine traffic stop

A Sandy Springs police officer making a routine traffic stop ended up making a $1 million and drug bust instead. The incident happened Nov. 12 at about 2 p.m. in the afternoon when an officer was making a business check at a gas station on Dunwoody Place at about 2 p.m. when he noticed a […]

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Dunwoody Police Bulletin still shows all city police activity, DeKalb OJS shows mug shots and at 17 little Johnny is considered an adult.

Following is a very informative post from Dunwoody City Councilman John Heneghan:

From an email received this week.    John, on 11/19/2015 you sent out an email regarding the Police Daily Bulletin and transparency. Is that Bulletin available to the public on an ongoing basis? If so, how do I access it online? Not that I have time to read it regularly, but when we have an incident in the neighborhood, it would be nice to have. Pat

Pat, the blog from that date is still up and the link to the Daily Bulletin hasn’t changed and the information is still as described in the post. There is also an accompanying page that lets you search for items and arrests within the last week here. The City of Dunwoody has worked very hard from day one to be transparent in everything we do and that includes telling the community what our police department is doing on a daily basis.

In fact the information I raised in the blog regarding 17 year old offenders has come up twice in the last year where several “hooligans” ages 16 & 17 got busted for doing something stupid. The 17 year old (who just celebrated his birthday the month before) is named publicly, booked in the DeKalb County Jail with a permanent record, mug shot taken and the record is now able to be found forever on the DeKalb Online Judicial System webpage. The 16 year old is basically released to his parents and is very thankful that his 17th birthday is still another couple weeks away.

DeKalb OJS is an interesting tool. After picking a category and logging in, you can either search for people in the system by name but I usually just go directly to the “Jail / Inmate Reports” tab and pull the “DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Log” for the date of interest and from there you can see all arrest information including the mug shot.

Based on issues I have seen with Dunwoody teenagers being arrested, it may be time to once again ask Mr. J Tom Morgan, the former District Attorney for DeKalb County to speak to the community. 
I believe he last spoke to the community in 2012 and it may be time to revisit the issue.

Below is the book written by Mr. Morgan that I highly recommend for both teenagers and parents.  To Continue reading click here.

Dunwoody police remind ‘lock, take, hide’ with ‘Mannequin Challenge’

The Dunwoody Police Department is one of the latest organizations to complete the Mannequin Challenge, which started as a video on Twitter destined to go viral.

Dunwoody police officers used the viral challenge as a chance to remind residents to “lock, take and hide” valuables. The video includes an appearance by Channel 2 Action News reporter Mike Petchenik, who covers crime in North Fulton.  See the video and read the full article at the AJC.Com