The 31 members of the Support Services Bureau are responsible for various activities such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), School Resource/Truancy Officers (SRO), Municipal Court Officers, Building Maintenance, Front Desk, Records Division, and Administrative Lieutenant.
D.A.R.E. Officers are tasked with teaching students about resisting the illegal use of drugs and other dangerous substances as well as safety around weapons through the “Eddie Eagle” program.
SRO/Truancy Officers are responsible for providing safety and security and enforcing Georgia law in Valdosta City Schools to ensure that students have a safe learning environment, and ensuring that students comply with the Georgia Compulsory Attendance laws for school attendance.
Front Desk Clerks are the face of the department being as they are normally the first person a citizens encounters at the department. Desk Clerks accept payments of fines and fees, provide information to citizens face to face and via telephone, prepare court dockets, assist officers working in the community and perform a myriad of other tasks.
Records Clerks also perform a myriad of tasks with court dockets, traffic citations, criminal and driver histories and incident and accident reports.
The Administrative Lieutenant assists the Bureau Commander in managing the school officers, court officers, administrative staff and the maintenance staff, and also serves as the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC).
The bureau is overseen by a Commander who is responsible for administration of all bureau activities.
The Support Services Bureau supports the activities of the entire Police Department.