Police in Georgia are rolling out increased enforcement patrols as part of their summer safety campaign. The 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. campaign is designed to reduce fatal crash counts from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The extra enforcement began Monday and runs through Sept. 2.
The new police chief in Brookhaven is looking to hire more than 50 sworn police officers. Brookhaven police Chief Gary Yandura, who started last week, says he's looking for officers who match the makeup of the city, including bilingual officers.
Georgia sheriffs are working to reduce the number of traffic crashes involving officers responding to emergency calls. So their state association bought two high-tech simulators and state training officials are developing a new program to reinforce driving skills and safety.
Macon police say they've completed an inventory of the department's crime lab and found that no evidence is missing. An earlier review of the Macon Police Department's evidence room found there was no way to tell who had been in the room or if anyone had changed the evidence record.
A partnership between the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the National Alliance on Mental Illness is working to keep Georgia’s jails from turning into asylums. The project focuses on keeping 100 Savannah patients out of jail.