Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dunwoody Police Department plans to tell all on Twitter but few know that everything is already posted for all to see.

On Friday, Dunwoody officers will be experimenting with Twitter by tweeting all calls starting at 6 a.m. with the hashtag #DPDcalls

Police Chief, Billy Grogan uses social media to engage the community and create an online presence for the Dunwoody Police Department, thereby making our city one of the most transparent agencies around.  The Department website has numerous links to social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Nixle, WebTips, and Interactive Defense as well as many other tidbits of interesting information.

But did you know that Dunwoody is one of the few agencies who posts all traffic citations on line along with full police reports?

Every morning after checking the AJC obituaries to see if I am still alive, I read my email from Community Watch to see if I am still locked up in either the DeKalb or Gwinnett jail; then in order to assure that all is right with the world, I check the Dunwoody daily bulletin to see who was ticketed for speeding (don't even think of calling me, you were doing more then 10 over, I can't and won't intervene as you deserve the tkt; yes this includes my wife).

Seriously, Good luck to Sgt's Dove & Witcher as the world will be watching in real time.

Citizen's Police Academy
In related Dunwoody PD transparency news, the next Dunwoody Police Department Citizens Police Academy will be starting April 26th.  The Academy is a free, ten-week long program available to residents of the City of Dunwoody. Programs are held 2-3 times per year and take place at Dunwoody Police Department headquarters. The academy covers a variety of topics to include, but not limited to: Traffic Enforcement, Gangs, SWAT, Detective Division, Patrol, Special Weapons and Tactics, Community Outreach Unit, Crime Scene Unit and, Evidence. There are a limited number of spaces available for the academy; therefore, registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. Download your application at If you have any questions, please contact Sgt. Mike Carlson at

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