Nearly six-hour SWAT standoff results in warrants for Griffin man’s arrest

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A domestic-related call with a person threatening suicide Monday afternoon resulted in a SWAT callout for the Griffin Police Department. Lt. Daniel Jett, the public information officer for the GPD, said that while en route to the location, officers were advised by Spalding E911 that 22-year-old Javon Goodman was threatening suicide […]

Anything boys can do, girls can do better: SCSO’s first female SWAT operator also named Top Gun

Publisher’s note: This article appeared in a recent print edition of The GRIP> SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: From tragedy to triumph – that is the story of Jennifer Fuller, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office’s first female SWAT operator. Fuller earned that title with her successful completion of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office SWAT School. However, […]

SCSO personnel receive SWAT training; agency’s first ever SRT established

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has established its first Special Response Team (SRT). From April 10 through 14, 13 SCSO personnel attended Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) training at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office that included team movement, dynamic and methodical entry and building clearing techniques, hostage rescue, critical incident […]

FBI conducts joint GPD-SCSO hostage rescue training

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: FBI personnel were recently in Griffin to conduct hostage rescue and barricaded suspect training for the Griffin Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) and Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit. According to Lt. Darrell Dix, the GPD’s training officer, FBI hostage rescue agents conducted the training at no cost to […]