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Police Cost in PC Is Less Than Other Municipalities Nearby

Mayor: "We are fortunate that we had the opportunity to choose the GCPD.”

From City of Peachtree Corners press release

Did you know that the Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD), which provides police service to Peachtree Corners, currently has 758 sworn officers and 307 civilian support personnel?

Along with a Special Operation Section that includes an Aviation Unit (two helicopters); K-9 Unit (11 canines); Motorcycle Unit (9 officers); Accident Investigation Unit (10 officers); and a DUI Squad (11 officers), GCPD has a Criminal Investigation Division staffed with 144 sworn investigators and 35 civilian support personnel.

The Criminal Investigation Division handles Homicides, Assaults, Robbery, Auto Theft, Special Victims, Burglary, Financial and Electronic Crimes, Gang crimes, Crime Scene Investigations, Highway Interdiction, Vice and Alcohol, Narcotics and Crime Analysis & Intelligence.

The Gwinnett police department also has the only Hazardous Devices Unit (Bomb Squad) in the county, a SWAT Team of 50-60 officers and a state-of-the-art accredited Police Academy and Training Center. GCPD has a surge capability unmatched by any police agency in the area with the ability to place a large number of police officers on the scene of an incident quickly.

And the cost to Peachtree Corners is far less than police departments in surrounding cities. Below is a comparison of [nearby] police department costs and city population.

  • City, Population, Cost
  • Peachtree Corners, 38,800, $3,300,000
  • Norcross, 15,600, $4,356,418
  • Doraville, 8,500, $4,411.344
  • Dunwoody, 47,200, $6,371,249
  • Duluth, 27,900, $7,374,229
  • Rome, 36,200, $7,628,370
  • Gainesville, 34,800, $8,627,232

“The GCPD offers quality, capability and is cost effective,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “The city is getting a top-tier police force at a cost far less than many other cities. It’s a well-managed organization; we are fortunate that we had the opportunity to choose the GCPD.”

The GCPD operates five precincts; Precinct 5, which serves Peachtree Corners, is headed by Major Higginbotham, and is located at 6160 Crescent Drive (phone, 678-442-6550).

Ali Stinson March 31, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Police service is very expensive in terms of not only the salaries and equipment but also the benefits and retirement plans provided. I am glad to hear the mayor reinforce the commitment to the county service, thus keeping the city expenses low and the city services limited.

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