Monday night drive-by shooting marks third in three weeks

Sheila A. Mathews ::: Investigators with the Griffin Police Department are following up on leads from Monday night’s drive-by shooting that resulted in one man being critically injured. According to Lt. Mike Richardson, the victim, who is not being identified, is described as a black male in his early 30s. He sustained four gunshot wounds […]

Griffin Police: Departmental culture, ineffectiveness cited as significant issues necessitating restructuring

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Ineffectiveness at the Griffin Police Department – this is what some Griffin commissioners are now citing as the driving force behind their support of a proposed restructuring plan that is scheduled to be voted upon at 6 p.m. Tuesday. “It’s not so much about immediate savings; it’s future savings. It’s about the […]

GPD makes arrest in multiple theft cases

STAFF REPORTS ::: Officers of the Griffin Police Department on Thursday morning apprehended and arrested Michael Wyatt, of 309 Mae Court, Locust Grove, in connection with a number of crimes in multiple jurisdictions. He was taken into custody at 1352 Maple Drive. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, Wyatt was wanted for several felony theft by […]

GPD officer critically injured in motorcycle wreck

SHEILA MARSHALL ::: A Griffin police officer – Cpl. Chad Moxon – sustained critical injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon. He was off duty at the time of the incident. According to Maj. Leslie Holmes, of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, the incident was reported to authorities at 12:51 p.m. She said the wreck resulted […]

GPD implements Public Oriented Policing tactics

By Sheila A. Marshall Editor The Griffin Police Department has responded to Board of Commission members’ concerns regarding local crime by implementing a new method of law enforcement – Problem Oriented Policing – which will shift officers’ focus from reactionary to preemptive. Chief Frank Strickland explained that Uniform Patrol officers historically patrolled the city and […]