Select Comment #2 on the IACP report

IACP GCPD report: response #2

Glynn County has featured the IACP study on its home page with the following explanation of intent:

“The number one goal in the County’s Strategic Plan is a “Safe Community”. The Glynn County Police Department has a large role in the County’s effort to ensure that our community is safe for our citizens and visitors. In an effort to meet the objectives
for a safe Community that are outlined in the Strategic Plan and to prepare the Department for the growth that is taking place in an expanded population and increased level of visitors a comprehensive operations and management study of the Glynn County Police Department was conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The completed full study and supplement can be viewed at the links below.“

As mentioned previously, safety has a long way to go when a 122 person department accounts for 159 vehicle crashes in one year and 68% of the patrol division’s time is consumed by responding to crashes.

Revising the division’s mission statement is probably not going to help.

“The Uniformed Patrol Division maintains social order through deterrent presence, enforcement of laws, timely response for calls for service, preliminary investigation of criminal offenses, apprehension of offenders and enforcement of traffic laws. “