Chatham County Police Department encouraging community feedback at open forums

Chatham County Police Department encouraging community feedback at open forums

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Those living in unincorporated Chatham County are invited to an open meeting Tuesday night to discuss the Chatham County Police Department.

It's been a little more than a year since the county and city split their police department and the county chief wants to know how they're doing.

Cities within Chatham County have their own city protection, but communities like the Islands, Georgetown, and Southbridge depend on the Chatham County Police Department.

Tara O'Sullivan, the general manager of the Grand Lake Club at Southbridge, says the neighborhood is one of the safest communities in Chatham County.

And so far, she believes safety is a high priority for CCPD.

In March, O'Sullivan needed assistance from the department. The general manager said a former employee was caught on camera stealing items from the facility.

O'Sullivan says the county officers were quick to respond and the investigator worked with her which quickly led to the arrest of the former employee.

Tuesday night, members of the department will take time to listen to both the business and residential communities as the public offers feedback on the department.

The police chief says there is no agenda to these two meetings, and both will be open discussions.

If you'd like to hear more about the work of CCPD and what they plan to accomplish throughout the next several years, then you're encouraged to attend Tuesday night's meeting.

The meetings will be held at the Southwest Chatham Library located at 14907 Abercorn Street next to Savannah Mall. A session focusing on the needs of the business community will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon. A session for residents will be held there from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

If you can’t make it out to the meetings, you can give your input online. The police department is offering an online survey on its website.

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