Category Archives: Crime and Public Safety

DCSO: Career Criminals Unit Makes Another Drug Bust

PRESS RELEASE On Friday, July 6th, 2018, The Decatur County Career Criminals Unit accompanied by members of the Criminal Investigation Division conducted a Search Warrant in the 7000 block of Tallahassee Highway in Attapulgus, Georgia. Approximately 1 ounce of Cocaine, a quantity of marijuana, multiple firearms, and U.S. currency were seized from the residence. The owner of the… Read More »

BPS: Campers Busted with Meth

PRESS RELEASE On Monday, July 2nd just after midnight, Officer Timothy Shaw was patrolling at the Big Slough Landing off of River Road when he saw a red truck parked off of the roadway in the trees. Shaw made contact with the two occupants of the truck. The men stated that they were fishing. Shaw surveyed the surroundings and… Read More »




BPS: Convicted Felon Busted with Firearm, Meth

PRESS RELEASE At 2:45am on Thursday, July 5th, Officer Leroy Akins performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Calhoun Street near Stones Home Center.  Akins approached the driver and immediately noticed that he seemed extremely anxious.  Akins asked the driver why he was nervous and if he had anything illegal inside of the vehicle.  The driver stated… Read More »

BPS: Roundup of Drug Dealers Leads to Largest Spice Bust in BPS History

Round-up of Drug Dealers Leads to Largest Spice Bust in Bainbridge Public Safety Department History PRESS RELEASE On Friday, June 22nd, Bainbridge Public Safety Deputy Director Frank Green and Investigators Mark Esquivel, Chip Nix, Davina Thomas, Chris Jordan, and Larry Funderburke acted on recent complaints about numerous drug deals and dealers associated with a residence on Sharpe Street.… Read More »

Action GM, DCSO and BPS Team Up to Bring Awareness to New Handsfree Driving Law

On Sunday, July 1st (this Sunday), motorists on Georgia’s roads will be subject to a new law governing hands-free driving.  Known as the “Hands-Free Act”, the Georgia legislature and Governor Nathan Deal enacted legislation designed to improve the safety of Georgia’s roads through the elimination of electronic usage while driving.  Although the common idea is that the law… Read More »