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Technology helping to fight crime and prevent it
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Technology helping to fight crime and prevent it

Cobb County police says new technology could help fight crime Cobb County police officers showed off some of their newest gadgets expected them to help fight crime on the day-to-day more safely, and efficiently. COBB COUNTY, Ga - Technology has changed the way police do their jobs. It can help police solve crimes, often faster and more efficiently. It can also help prevent crime. Tuesday night, Cobb County Police showed community members some of the technology they use every day as they fight crime. Cobb County Police Department has 15 drones that are used to search for people and to conduct investigations at accident scenes. "We used to use survey equipment and for a large intersection it would take two, three, four hours. The drone can fly the scene in 15 to 20 minutes," said Of...
Suspect with mental health issues facing 8 charges
Health

Suspect with mental health issues facing 8 charges

article Police are responding to an incident that has one man barricaded inside a home in Prior Lake Friday. (FOX 9) PRIOR LAKE, Minn. (FOX 9) - Police are recommending eight charges for a man who fled officers and then barricaded himself inside a family’s home, leading to a roughly nine-hour standoff with law enforcement in Prior Lake on Friday. Investigators believe the 31-year-old man is homeless and has mental health issues. He was known to law enforcement — police say he was previously wanted on warrants for first-degree burglary and fleeing police in a car related to an incident in March.  Police are asking the Scott County Attorney’s Office to charge him with the following counts from Friday’s incident:     1st-degree burglary1st-degree damage to propertyFelon in possession ...
Drugs seized at Morrow Planet Fitness, police say
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Drugs seized at Morrow Planet Fitness, police say

article (Credit: Morrow Police Department) (Supplied) MORROW, Ga. - They might look like harmless Flinstone vitamins for children, but Morrow police said what you're actually looking at is ecstasy/MDMA. Officers said they stopped a suspicious vehicle in a Planet Fitness parking lot where they seized the colorful tablets along with marijuana. The suspect was arrested and charged with loitering, concealing the identity of a vehicle, having no insurance and two felony counts of drug possession. Source link
Chief Darin Schierbaum says technology, engagement is key to Atlanta police’s future
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Chief Darin Schierbaum says technology, engagement is key to Atlanta police’s future

One-on-one with Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum He's seeking buy-in from Atlanta residents and seeking to rebuild a police force that's about 500 officers short. ATLANTA - Darin Schierbaum officially had the "interim" portion of his title dropped this week. Mayor Andre Dickens named him the permanent police chief for the Atlanta Police Department on Monday. The new chief is not wasting any time trying to retain officers, grow the force, and use new technologies to fight crime. He also says he is worried about the safety of the officers. Atlanta police investigate car break-ins at luxury apartments One person reported a stolen firearm after a rash of break-ins. The crime is one of the biggest problems Atlanta police deal with. Atlanta Police Chief Schierbaum promised more inte...