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Retired NBA Star Shaquille O'Neal to Help Honor Fallen Georgia Officer

When officers from throughout the southeast gather in March for a memorial ride to honor Officer Michael Smith of the Henry County (GA) Police Department—who was killed in the line of duty in December 2018—they will be joined by one of the biggest names in sports.

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University Awards Georgia Communications Officer Scholarship

Columbia Southern University recently awarded Georgia resident Joanne Southerland the "Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship."

Atlanta Chief Praises Public Safety Response to Super Bowl

The Atlanta PD-led mission took nearly two years to plan, with more than 40 federal, state and local agencies involved.

Georgia Officer Run Over by Truck Suffers Severe Injuries

The agency posted to its Facebook page on Sunday, "Our officer is currently undergoing surgery and has serious injuries from being run over. We will keep you posted on his status."

Prepping Police Communications for the Super Bowl

In two days, the Los Angeles Rams will square off in Atlanta against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. Verizon has worked for two years to ensure that communications capabilities for the millions of people in that city—as well as the myriad public safety entities standing watch over the event—remain available at all times.

Atlanta Police Prepared for Super Bowl Sunday

According to CBS News, a hard security perimeter of roughly a quarter mile will surround the stadium where 13 of the 15 official NFL events will take place, and the city will be the center of a 30-mile no-fly zone around the stadium. An undisclosed number of F-16 fighter aircraft will intercept any aircraft encroaching that airspace with instructions to keep the offending aircraft from nearing the event.

19-Year-Old Georgia Deputy Killed in On-Duty Crash

Deputy Joshua Ryer was en route to the Regional Youth Detention Center there in Washington. Deputy Ryer had not yet picked up the individual when the accident occurred.

Georgia Woman Finds Nearly 100-Year-Old Police Badge, Gives It to Agency

White, who recently published his history of the Gainesville Police, learned of the short-lived Hall County Police during his research. Working as a supplement to the sheriff’s office in a growing county, Hall County Police only existed between April 1920 and April 1922.

Death Threats Over OIS Prompt Atlanta Police to Issue Alert to Officers

Officer Jarius Daugherty said Atlanta Police officers have received multiple death threats after the death of 18-year-old D’ettrick Griffin, who was shot and killed by a plainclothes Atlanta officer when he attempted to steal his car at a gas station earlier this week.

Violent Subject Deploys Officer's TASER on Officer During Struggle

Officers with the Smyrna (GA) Police Department were engaged in a violent struggle with a dangerous subject when the man gained control of one of the officer's TASER and deployed it on one of the officers.