Georgia is losing State Troopers. Here’s why

Thanks to the COVID pandemic, civil unrest and violent crime wave, Georgia’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) has suffered a 60% reduction in the number of state trooper applications over the last 18 months.   During a state Senate study committee meeting

Suspect shot by Georgia state trooper after police chase

A suspect is in stable condition at a local hospital after a police chase resulted in gunfire. On Friday, the Aragon Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit and requested the Georgia State Patrol’s assistance. According to the Georgia Bureau of

Law enforcement gears up for Fourth of July weekend traffic

Law enforcement officers throughout the state will be out in full force for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The increased police presence is designed to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities on Georgia roadways. This year, the holiday travel period is 54

20 People died in Memorial Day crashes in Georgia

Numbers just released by the Georgia State Patrol point to a deadly Memorial Day holiday period on Georgia’s roads. In Georgia, 20 traffic fatalities were reported. That’s up from 15 deaths on Georgia roads last year. Troopers and local law enforcement investigated

Georgia State Patrol kills fugitive in Fulton County

A 36-year-old fugitive is dead after being shot by police Wednesday afternoon in Fulton County. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at about 2:20 p.m., DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit officers and Georgia State Patrol troopers

Georgia state trooper shoots knife wielding man at gas station

The Gist: A Georgia State Patrol officer shot a man at wielding a knife at a gas station in Atlanta. Time of Incident: 5:22 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27 How it Happened: According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that

Georgia’s first African American state trooper has died

Retired Major Robert Hightower became the first African American State Trooper hired by the Georgia State Patrol in 1970. After 28 years of service with the Department of Public Safety, Hightower retired in 1998 as the Division Director of Driver Services. Hightower

19 people died in car crashes in Georgia over Labor Day weekend

Traffic crashes claimed the lives of nine motorists in Georgia over the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Traffic crashes across Georgia during the 78-hour long Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 17 fatal crashes and 19 fatalities. The