Recent Purse Thefts

We have received several reports of pickpocketing in the city recently. In the most recent incident, the victim was eating lunch at a restaurant when a male suspect bumped into her chair where her purse was hanging on the back. Shortly after, the victim received fraud alerts stating that the card was attempted a nearby department store.… Read More »

Dunwoody Police Citizens’ Police Academy

We are now accepting applications for the first scheduled Citizens’ Police Academy in 2019!

The Dunwoody Police Department welcomes residents of Dunwoody, along with Dunwoody business owners, to attend this free program designed to give participants the opportunity to learn about various functions of police work through classroom lectures, training scenarios and off-site tours of partner locations, such as ChatComm/911.… Read More »

Dunwoody Police Press Release Regarding 12/13 School Threats

Incident:      Threats to Dunwoody Schools Date:                   December 13, 2018

 

On December 13, 2018, several schools within the city of Dunwoody and DeKalb County received bomb threats prompting evacuations and lockdowns out of an abundance of caution. Dunwoody Police officers along with DeKalb County School Police responded to the schools.

 

These threats appear to be related to the threats made to Dunwoody/DeKalb County schools several weeks ago.… Read More »

Police: Escaping shoplifting suspect threw himself over balcony of Perimeter Mall onto 5-year-old below

One of the Dunwoody officers grabbed hold of the suspect and was trying to take him into custody when the suspect threw himself over the railing from the second floor. Both officers were holding the suspect up by his arms while he was suspended in the air.

The suspect kept wiggling until the officers couldn’t hold him any longer – causing him to fall from the second onto a 5-year-old child below.… Read More »

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips from Dunwoody Police

It’s that time of year again! A time for holiday cheer and gifts and… CRIME? Yes, crime. Criminals tend to strike more during the holiday season because they know there are many people out holiday shopping. We want you to BE ALERT and BE VIGILANT! DON’T LET CRIME RUIN YOUR CHRISTMAS!

 

Here are four tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season:

 

  1. Watch Out for Porch Pirates: As more consumers look to the web to make their holiday purchases, packages dropped off on front porches and stoops provide “porch pirates,” or thieves, with more opportunity to intercept home deliveries.
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Dunwoody Police Offers Online Safety Seminar for Parents

As we all know, technology changes all the time, and kids are constantly finding the newest websites, apps and gadgets. It’s up to the parents to teach them the basic rules of Internet safety so they can use all of these responsibly. Online access for kids comes with risks, such as inappropriate content, cyberbullying and online predators.… Read More »

Preventing Burglaries – 17 tips from burglars!

We have had a few burglaries in the Dunwoody area recently and we want to prevent these as much as possible.

I want you to get into the minds of burglars and hopefully this can help each of you prevent these burglaries from occurring.

In 2017, KTVB, a news station in Idaho sent letters to 86 inmates currently serving time for burglary in the Oregon Department of Corrections.… Read More »

Several Articles about last week’s “Swatting” Threats against Dunwoody Schools

  1. DUNWOODY, Ga. – It’s called Swatting and it’s been happening to Multiple Dunwoody schools most of the week. Dunwoody police say someone has …Schools targeted in ‘swatting’ threats
  2. Dunwoody, GA (CBS46) Students and parents will see an increased police presence at their school after a threat forced a lockdown on Thursday.Dunwoody parents, students on high alert after Thursday threat

  3. Three days after a social media threat forced a brief lockdown at Dunwoody Elementary, threats continue to be made against other schools in the city. 

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Dunwoody Elementary Placed on Level 3 Lock Down

Thursday’s threat details from CBS

Note from Principal Sanders to Dunwoody Elementary School Parents:

Toward the end of the school day, our front office received a call that was a direct threat to Dunwoody ES. Immediately, the school was placed on the highest level of lock down and 911 was called. In less then a few minutes both Dunwoody Police and DCSD Police arrived on the scene.… Read More »

Info regarding students on lockdown today at several schools including DHS, PCMS, DES, Austin and Vanderlyn

From Audra:  I woke up this morning to a string of texts showing me screen prints of conversations between an innocent Dunwoody kid and someone who “swatted” him/her.  It appeared to me that the Dunwoody kid was being hoaxed.  I talked to two people (that I completely trust) before 6 AM who know the Dunwoody kid and firmly believed he/she was innocent.  … Read More »

VENMO SCAM ALERT from the Dunwoody PD

We have received several reports of victims being scammed in Dunwoody through the mobile payment app Venmo. Within the last week, a suspect would ask the victim to borrow their cell phones so he could call a ride and text someone. The victims would allow the suspect to use their phone and later discover a large transaction from their Venmo account.… Read More »

Note from Dunwoody Police about Car Break-Ins

On this past Thursday evening (10/25) into the early hours of Friday morning, officers began to receive multiple reports of vehicles being entered in residential neighborhoods in the northern part of the city. The suspects entered the vehicles by pulling on door handles to see which vehicles were left unlocked. Many of the unlocked vehicles had valuables left unsecure inside the vehicles including car keys.… Read More »