Posts in Category: Police

VSU Police Plan Emergency Response Training Exercise 

The Valdosta State University Police Department will conduct an emergency response training exercise between 8 a.m. and noon on Friday, March 22. As part of the training exercise, volunteer actors will portray students, faculty, and staff both... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Monday, March 18, 2019 11:50:00 AM Categories: Police Press Release Public Information

Commander Leslie Manahan appointed Police Chief of the Valdosta Police Department 

Valdosta Police Department Interim Chief Leslie Manahan has been appointed Chief of Police, effective March 1. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Manahan moved to Valdosta in 1990 to attend Valdosta State University and graduated in 1994 with a... read more
 
Posted by Marcus McConico Friday, March 1, 2019 9:10:00 AM Categories: Administration Police Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Police Department partners with South Georgia Employer Committee to host a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) seminar 

On Thursday, January 17, 2019, The Valdosta Police Department partnered with the South Georgia Employer Committee and Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce to present a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) seminar. Community... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, January 18, 2019 9:11:00 AM Categories: Police Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Police Department sees a decrease in crime rates in 2018 

Statistics show that Valdosta’s overall crime rate has declined significantly as compared to previous years. According to the Valdosta Police Department, crime is down 14% for part one crimes, which includes violent and property crimes. Property... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:30:00 PM Categories: Police Press Release Public Information

Citizens Reminded of Fireworks Safety ahead of the New Year Holiday 

According to Georgia law, fireworks are allowed on New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. until 1 a.m. The law bans people from igniting fireworks on roadways, right-of-ways, highways and within 100 yards of hospitals, nursing homes and prisons. Please respect ... read more
 
Posted by Azhia Smothers Monday, December 31, 2018 11:55:00 AM Categories: Fire Police Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Police Department Celebrates Three Department Retirees 

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, the Valdosta Police Department celebrated the careers of three police department employees who have served the Valdosta community for many years. Detective Calvin Burgess, Detective Choice Barnes, and Captain... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, December 21, 2018 3:40:00 PM Categories: Police Press Release Public Information

Holiday Shopping Season Tips from the Valdosta Police Department 

The Valdosta Police Department Investigative Bureau welcomes the continued assistance from the general public in keeping the community safe during the holidays. Residents have played a vital role in crime prevention by providing crime tips that have ... read more
 
Posted by Azhia Smothers Monday, November 26, 2018 8:14:00 AM Categories: Police Press Release Public Information

Valdosta's Public Safety Personnel Provide Youth with Happier Holidays 

The Valdosta Police Department and the Valdosta Fire Department are collecting donations for their annual Shop with a Cop and Shop with a Firefighter programs. The purpose of these programs is to brighten the holiday season for Valdosta families... read more
 
Posted by Azhia Smothers Tuesday, November 20, 2018 9:40:00 AM Categories: Fire Police Press Release Public Information

VPD Graduates class from 28th Citizens Police Academy 

Congratulations to the Valdosta citizens who, after many weeks of behind-the-scenes training with the Valdosta Police Department (VPD), graduated from the 28th Citizens Police Academy on November 8. Interim Chief of Police Leslie Manahan presented... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, November 16, 2018 9:45:00 AM Categories: Police Press Release Public Information

VPD Recognizes Service and Promotions 

The Valdosta Police Department honored nine personnel during a Promotion, Service and Department Awards Ceremony on Oct 8. City officials, government employees and citizens gathered to honor the dedicated service of the outstanding men and women who ... read more
 
Posted by Azhia Smothers Monday, October 15, 2018 11:19:00 AM Categories: Police Press Release Public Information
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