The Administrative Unit is responsible for all support services within the Byron Police Department (PD). This includes providing professional assistance to both the citizens of Byron as well as to the employees of the police department. In addition, this unit is responsible for all record keeping within the PD. The Administrative Unit works with the various courts to ensure the proper documentation is available when needed and is maintained accurately, safely, and efficiently.
|Crime Prevention Unit||
Crime prevention is a pattern of attitudes and behaviors directed at reducing the threat of crime and enhancing the sense of safety and security, to positively influence the quality of life in our society, and to develop environments where crime cannot flourish. The Crime Prevention Unit is tasked to implement programs to help citizens protect themselves and their property from crime.
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Since the City of Byron was established in 1874 the Patrol Division has been the oldest division of the Police Department serving the citizens of Byron. The Patrol Division is the "police officer on the street."
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The Investigations Division is responsible to determine and document the circumstances of any crimes committed within the city limits and to take follow-up actions to identify, detain, and arrest the perpetrators of these crimes. Division personnel may investigate felony and misdemeanor crimes that run the gamut from shoplifting to homicide. These personnel receive training to keep pace with the newest technology and utilize the appropriate resources and techniques to solve crimes committed within the City.
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The Training Unit supplies both in-service and specialized training to the officers of the department. This training includes firearms and tactical training. All officers are required to complete in-service training each year as well as specialized training in areas including taser, defensive tactics, firearms, and legal updates. All outside training is coordinated through the training unit. Lt. Bryan Hunter is the training coordinator for all training within the department.
For more information, call 478-956-2880 or email Lt. Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Response Team (SERT)
The Byron Police Department and the Peach County Sheriff's Office have a joint Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (SERT). The team is comprised of 24 highly skilled and specially equipped officers. The SERT Team is utilized during critical incidents such as barricaded gunmen, hostage negotiations, and high risk entry for search/arrest warrant service.
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