The Support Services Division manages administrative functions that support Uniform Patrol and Investigative Services. Their responsibilities include property and evidence, training, records, accreditation, homeland security, permits, fleet maintenance and public information. In addition, personnel are assigned to assist municipal court and probation.
The training unit is responsible for developing roll call, in-service and mandate-style courses for both sworn and non-sworn personnel. The training unit also helps review current case law, departmental complaints and use-of-force incidents to address any identified patterns through training. The training unit also has one patrol officer who serves at the police academy.
Public Information Officer (PIO)
One patrol officer serves as the police department's public information officer and is responsible for media relations including press releases, on-air and on-camera interviews, and departmental newsletter. This position builds a strong relationship with the media and provides information to the public in a timely manner.
One lieutenant assigned as the department's accreditation and certification manager is responsible for ensuring that the department's policies and practices reflect current national accreditation and state certification standards. The department is both nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and state-certified through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
One patrol officer serves as a court liaison, and one patrol officer serves as a warrant officer. These officers are responsible for handling court-related duties required of the police department, including courtroom security and serving city arrest warrants.
One civilian employee serves as a fleet maintenance technician and coordinates the repair, maintenance and replacement of department vehicles and equipment of vehicles.
One lieutenant serves as the homeland security coordinator responsible for keeping the public informed of homeland security issues and completing site surveys of government buildings and other high-profile targets within the city.