THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATES IN AUTISM SAFETY TRAINING

The Thomasville Police Department recently participated in an autism safety training course to gain a better understanding of autism and learn effective ways to approach someone on the autism spectrum. Thomasville Police Chief John Letteney has participated in autism safety training in the past. He saw the value in what he learned and wanted to provide that training for the Thomasville Police Department. “We deal with folks on various stages of the autism spectrum,” said Letteney....



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTNERS WITH ORGANIZATIONS TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Law enforcement agencies face challenges when responding to mental health situations, taking on roles as police officers and social workers or other support roles to assess conditions effectively. This can cause a struggle to identify and develop policies and approaches on mental illness and create training to serve this population effectively. The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) recently updated its current Memorandum of Understanding with two area organizations to continue...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT HONORS PROMOTIONS

The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) recently held a ceremony that honored the promotions of six officers. During the event, Kim Dyke was promoted to Captain, Brandon Kent was promoted to Sergeant, and Jamil Gatlin, Casey King, John Meredith, and Shaquille Thomas were promoted to Corporal. The ceremony was attended by members of the Thomasville City Council, family, friends, colleagues, and City of Thomasville leadership. “Today’s ceremony highlights the bright future of the...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES NEW K-9 TO THE FORCE

The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) recently welcomed a new member to their family. Apollo, a two-year-old German Shepherd, is the latest K-9 recruit assigned to serve and protect the Thomasville community. He replaces K-9 Tank who retired in November of 2020 after six years of service to TPD. “We are thrilled to welcome K-9 Apollo to the TPD family,” said Chief John Letteney. “I am confident that Police Officer Leonard Angel and K-9 Apollo will form an exceptional team and that...



TPD RECEIVES DONATION FOR ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT GOODWILL PROJECT

The Thomasville Police Department (TPD), along with the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), recently received a donation of $13,339.00 from SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady Counties for their Annual Law Enforcement Goodwill Project. The donation was made possible through funds raised at Servpro’s annual Golf and Give Fundraiser held on September 24th at Country Oaks Golf Course. “We are incredibly grateful for the efforts and commitment of SERVPRO to make a positive impact...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WARNS OF UTILITY PAYMENT SCAM

The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) warns that reports have been received regarding attempts to scam City of Thomasville Utilities customers. According to Corporal Crystal Parker, customers have received phone calls from individuals demanding immediate payment by telephone for utility services. Corporal Parker said that the most recent scam involves an individual falsely claiming to be a City of Thomasville employee and asking customers to immediately pay delinquent utility accounts...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ANNUAL REPORT

The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) is proud to announce the release of its 2020 Annual Report. “On behalf of the Thomasville Police Department, it is my pleasure to submit our 2020 Annual Report,” said TPD Chief John Letteney. “This report serves as a summary of the activities of TPD for the 2020 calendar year and highlights beneficial information for our community.” The annual report showcases TPD’s accomplishments, information on TPD teams and divisions, community crime...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTNERS WITH CHANEY’S CHAMPIONS

The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) recently announced a partnership with Chaney’s Champions, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Apex, NC, that provides teddy bears to organizations that may encounter children in crisis situations. Founded in 2017, Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly at 10 weeks old as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). “TPD is excited and honored to partner with Chaney’s Champions,”...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT RECERTIFIED BY GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE

The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) was recently recertified by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). The GACP State Certification represents a significant professional achievement for a law enforcement agency. This certification recognizes the successful implementation of policies and procedures that are sound and effective. “This recertification represents TPD achieving a level of efficiency in delivering professional police services to our community that can...



RIBBON CUTTING HELD FOR THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SUBSTATION

The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) held a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, September 28th for the new Normal Lane Police Substation located at 100 Lowery Avenue. The ceremony was attended by members of the Thomasville City Council, Board Members, and leadership of the Thomasville Housing Authority, City of Thomasville leadership, and TPD personnel and command staff. “We are honored to hold this ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open our Normal Lane Police Substation on Lowery...



TPD REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT IN SCHOOL ZONES

The school year is about to begin for Thomasville City School students, and with it comes the need for safety in our school zones. The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) reminds drivers that automated speed enforcement devices within Thomasville City Schools’ zones will begin monitoring speeds and issuing citations on Monday, August 2nd. Automated speed enforcement zones are located along South Broad Street, East Jackson Street, West Jackson Street, and East Clay Street. “The number...



TPD K-9 UNIT RECERTIFIES AND BRINGS HOME HONORS AT K-9 TRIALS

The Thomasville Police Department’s K-9 unit recently returned from the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Annual K9 Competition and Certifications, where they earned high marks in all phases of competition. The event, held February 12-15th in Petal, Mississippi included events in areas such as Obedience, Agility, Article Search, Building Search, Narcotics Detection, and Criminal Apprehension. The annual re-certification is a requirement of the USPCA which ensures that the...