Crime suppression unit will address Griffin gangs, violent crime

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is in the process of organizing a specialized crime suppression unit that will work to curb the city’s gang activity and violent crime. Chief Steve Heaton, who took office in April 2014, has since last year stated he wanted to establish such a unit, but personnel shortages […]

GPD chief speaks out on plans to address gang crime, including FBI Violent Crime Task Force

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Police Department Chief Steve Heaton is taking multiple steps to address the city’s gang issue. While he acknowledges the problem of gang related crime is increasing, he wants the community to know his department is working to stem the tide. “I think that we’ve seen some increased activity this year,” […]