Brooklet Police Department to launch own criminal investigation unit
The Brooklet Police Department is in the process of launching its own criminal investigations unit, according to statements made at Thursday’s city council meeting.
The city police department will begin working in its own subdivision within the agency, including hiring a detective, effective now.
Citing an increase in violent crime, Chief Gary Roberts told council members and the public that he was told this week that the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, which currently handles criminal investigations for the town, does not will help the city more in this capacity. Roberts said BCSO told him they also didn’t have the manpower to cover the city’s investigations and Brooklet found a “reluctance to help us in this regard as they didn’t have any. simply not the workforce “.
Lt. Stock also helped Roberts create the Detective Division. He told the council that all officers currently working for the city have a basic understanding of criminal investigations, are trained in fingerprinting, and will continue to train more broadly in investigations.
Roberts said the GBI will always deal with the most egregious infractions if they occur within city limits and that the Georgia State Patrol will always help with major traffic accidents.
A request for comment was made to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, but none was provided prior to publication.
During the month of May, the Brooklet Police Department responded to 70 calls for service and made 98 additional calls themselves for a total of 168 calls.