Holly Springs Police Department

  • Agency: Holly Springs Police Department
  • Address: 3235 Holly Springs Pkwy, Holly Springs, 30142 GA
  • Chief: Ken Ball (Chief of Police)
Phone: (770) 345-5537
Fax: (770) 345-5017

Holly Springs Police Department is located at 3235 Holly Springs Pkwy, Holly Springs, 30142 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ken Ball. The Holly Springs Police Department phone number is (770) 345-5537.

Holly Springs Police Department News

Church Security Training - Protecting the House of Worship The Holly Springs Police Department is offering a FREE church security seminar to identify the current threats to houses of worship, the importance of providing a safe place to worship, how to prepare for and respond to being trapped near an active assault/event, methods for creating a security plan and skills to identify hidden items and harmful attackers. “Eyes in the Tallgrass” is hosted by: Fivestones Church 1358 Sixes Rd, Canton, GA 30114 June 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (doors open at 8:30 am). Free lunch is provided. www.eyesinthetallgrass.com to register. “Eyes in the Tallgrass” is open to anyone interested in providing a safe house of worship to include pastors, church leadership, security team members, planners, etc. ***Participant discretion is advised due to sensitive material*** To register, visit www.eyesinthetallgrass.com or call Cpl Greg Bettis at 770.721.7526.

Strong Finish of Young Citizens Police Academy 2018 Young CPA completes sessions with the strongest participation yet. Holly Springs Police played host to a group of young citizens interested in learning about modern police work. They completed a review of modern patrol division tactics, K-9 operations, crime scene processing techniques, and tips to secure their homes and make themselves strong. "These young citizens are cause to be encouraged. They represent the tomorrow of our community, and by watching them in the academy, I can say that we're in good hands", said Chief Mike Carswell. The HSPD thanks these future leaders for their strong interest in community policing.

Officers on the Street Congratulations to Officers Aja Rodriguez, Mike Adams and Scott McElroy for their successful completion of the HSPD Field Training and Evaluation Program. Each has received an assignment within the Uniform Patrol Division and are actively supporting the mission. "How many times can I say it? People are our strength and these officers model it everyday", said Chief Mike Carswell.

New Officer Sworn-In When Marquavius Brownlee was sworn-in by Judge Caudill, he became the most recent addition to the growing number of men and women to join the ranks of the Holly Springs Police Department. After taking the Oath of Office and the badge pinning ceremony, witnessed by his wife and mother, Officer Brownlee entered the agency field training program in preparation for field duty. Congratulations Officer Brownlee and welcome.

American Legion Community Service Awards American Legion Post 45 of Canton, GA recognized 2018 Community Service Honorees during a celebration last evening which included presentations to three Holly Springs Police officers for their professional commitment and service. Holly Springs Honorees are Probation Officer Suzy Campbell, Officer Kyle Bunch and Detective Sherron Conrad. Chief Mike Carswell said, " I'm pleased but not surprised. These officers and their professional commitment are the reasons we excel at providing police services to our neighbors." We're not surprised either. Great job to every one of them. Pictured are Det. Conrad, Probation Officer Campbell, Chief Carswell, Officer Bunch.

Rainbow Child Care Center & Holly Springs PD Public Safety Event

"We Ride for Those Who Died" 2018 Police Unity Tour/National Police Week The Holly Springs Police Department was well represented at the 2018 Police Unity Tour as Detective Sherri Conrad joined 2700 police officers, pedaling 265-miles from Philadelphia to Washington, DC to kick-off National Police Week. The week celebrates and remembers the life of every law enforcement officer who has died in the line of duty. Det. Conrad passionately supported the 2018 fund-raising bicycle ride which provides funds for the National Law Enforcement Memorial and National Police Museum. She rode on behalf of four fallen officers - Det. Kristen Hearne, Polk County, Ga Police Department, Sgt. Mark Renninger Lakewood, WA PD, Officer Trey Hutchison Bossier City, LA and Sgt. Gary Morales St. Lucie County S. O. Florida. Most of all, these efforts remind us of the willing sacrifice that some have made on behalf of us all. To those we remember - thank you.

Holly Springs Police Mark 50 Years of Service Fifty years ago, one man and one car started patrolling our town. Then another man, and a third, a fourth and now the department is approaching 35 strong men and women who proudly patrol some of those same streets. 1968 to 2018 and still serving. Saturday evening, town officials, police officers, residents and other guests gathered to celebrate the golden anniversary of the City of Holly Springs Police Department. The pledge, a prayer, a fine meal, remembrances, commitment renewals and promises to protect filled the evening. An Honor Table was prepared for the chiefs unable to attend the event, and a special anniversary badge was created for the occasion and presented to every officer. Chief Mike Carswell said, "We're not what we used to be and we're not what we're going to be. I'm following in the steps of good chiefs, Clarence Williams, J. C. Bradley, James Vaughn, Charles Allen, Randy Moore, and Ken Ball. Each made forward strides in our community and helped shape who we are. Now we're stepping up to redefine us once again. It's been a great 50 years, and I'm optimistic that the next 50 years will be even greater." Today, the police department and the City of Holly Springs looks much different. More streets, more businesses, more houses, more people...yes, yes, yes. But one thing remains the same - a committed officer in a patrol car, wearing the badge, and patrolling a street. Some things shouldn't change. And we're proud of it.

R&D Mechanical Brings Gifts R&D Mechanical joined us in celebrating 50 years of service by providing gifts of appreciation to the Holly Springs PD. It means much to our officers knowing that a local business would care enough to show this kind of support. Chief Carswell commented that this kind of support feels more like a friend than a business. We couldn't agree more. Thank you R&D.

Cherokee County Jeepers Visit HSPD Cherokee Co. Jeepers 3rd Annual "Back the Blue" ride stopped by the Holly Springs PD delivering gifts and goodies for the officers. Thanks for thinking of us Jeepers. Chief Carswell says, "Thanks Jeepers for always having our back".

Canton Rotary Club Public Safety Appreciation Awards The efforts of the City of Holly Springs PD was recently on display at the Canton Rotary Club Public Safety Appreciation Awards Banquet. This annual event recognizes those persons who have made extraordinary efforts in their service to our neighbors and visitors. Though everyone strives towards excellence, the below are stand-outs for 2018: Pubic Safety Business Partner of the Year - Pastor Phil Young & First Baptist Church Holly Springs Public Safety Employee of the Year - Sgt. Jeff Lance Colonel George Bailey Distinguished Leadership Award - Sgt. Joe McDonald The adage is true - our greatest asset is our people. Congratulations to all.

Last Chance to Register The HSPD Young Citizens Police Academy begins May 30. This FREE experience begins Wed evening May 30 and culminates with a special Sat training session on June 2. Accepting YCPA application today from citizens aged 13 - 18. Topics include: Crime Scene Processing, K9 Operations, Uniform Patrol Techniques, how detective investigate crimes, survival communications, strengthening yourself and the home, and more. Call or email for an application: dbettis@hollyspringsga.us or 770.721.7526.

Law Enforcement Carries Torch for Georgia Special Olympics Holly Springs Police Officers Aja Rodriguez and Marquavius Brownlee joined a host of officers who proudly carried the Special Olympic Torch in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. The event is the largest annual fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Georgia. The Torch Run culminates at the State Summer Games as officers enter the Opening Ceremony with the Olympic Torch – the Flame of Hope. The Torch is passed to a Special Olympics athlete who lights the Olympic cauldron signifying “Let the games begin!”

Recognize These Vehicles? They are driven by thieves breaking into cars at local businesses. If you see one of them, please call 911 immediately. If you have info on the recent thefts, call Det. S. Conrad at 770.721.7528.

Holly Springs Police Department is proud to partner with Cherokee Triad.

New Corporal at Holly Springs Police Officer Andrew Drake received his new assignment to the rank of Corporal in the Holly Springs Police Department Uniform Patrol Division while his wife Anna, stood by in support. Chief Mike Carswell completed the official pinning of rank saying, "A great attitude and good experience prepares tomorrows leaders. I look forward to the leadership of Cpl Drake in our agency." Pictured are Anna and Cpl. Drake, Chief Carswell.

New Officer Sworn-in by Holly Springs Police Department New Officer Sworn-in by Holly Springs Police Department On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Officer Scott McElroy was sworn-in by Judge Daryll Caudill as the latest officer to join the Holly Springs Police Department. Officer McElroy brings 22 years of combined service with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the United States Army Georgia National Guard. "Good Americans are what law enforcement needs and a good American is what we got in Officer McElroy", Chief Mike Carswell. Pinning the Holly Springs badge on Officer McElroy was his wife, Patty Baker. When you see Officer Scott McElroy working in our community, be sure to give a hearty "Welcome to Holly Springs".

School Will Be Out Soon HSPD is now accepting applications for 2018 "Young Citizens Police Academy". This FREE academy is scheduled for May 30 - June 2 for young adults aged 13 - 18 yoa. Call Cpl. Greg Bettis at 770.721.7526 for details and see the below post with informational flyer.

Good Heart = Good Hands = Good Works Ms. Alma Cash recently donated two bags full of her hand-kitted quilts to be used for children needing a warm wrap. Nothing takes the place of a carefully hand-crafted piece of clothing, pillow or blanket. That's right - hand crafted, the old fashioned way, and given for others to enjoy. Store bought convenience has slowly pushed needle-point, knitting and crocheting out of style. "Loving your neighbor never goes out of style", Chief Carswell said. Thank you Ms. Cash for reminding us of the things which are important. (and the little ones thank you too)

Now Accepting Applications for 2018 "Young Citizens Police Academy" The Holly Springs Police Department is excited to host our Young Citizens Police Academy beginning May 30 - June 2. This free interactive academy is designed to introduce and educate young citizens aged 13 - 18 about the functions and duties of modern law enforcement. Modules include Uniform Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Processing, Crime Trends, K-9 and more. Participants will enjoy problem-solving scenarios and hands-on scene investigations. All of us are concerned with the safety of our neighborhoods and future of our children. The Holly Springs Police Department Young Citizen Police Academy offers a unique opportunity to re-commit ourselves to the interest and values that affect all of us as neighbors in the Holly Springs community. For additional information or an application contact Det. Greg Bettis at 770.721.7526 or dbettis@hollyspringsga.us.

Girl Scout Does It Again for VA Hospital Sydney Sincula, a young resident in Holly Springs, donated 675 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta. She dropped some off at HSPD as well. The lessons of adulthood are learned in childhood. And I would say that Sydney has learned well. Today this middle school Girl Scout became our teacher. Thanks for the lesson Sydney.

New Officers Sworn-in by Holly Springs Police Department On Wednesday February 28, 2018, the Holly Springs Police Department witnessed the swearing-in of its two newest officers, Mike Adams and Ray Beasley. Both Adams and Beasley took their oath from Judge Daryll Caudill while family and city staff looked on. Mike Adams brings 24-years of experience from a career at Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. Ray Beasley enters law enforcement following a career in the private sector, having completed the Georgia POST Academy training in December 2017. Both are currently in the department field training program. Chief Mike Carswell, presenting Holly Springs badges for the pinning ceremony, said, “It’s people like Officers Adams and Beasley that make us excited about the future. These men could have taken a different route at this stage of their lives, but they instead chose to join the HSPD team and make a difference in our community.” We welcome aboard Officer Mike Adams and Officer Ray Beasley.

Identified and Headed to Jail....thanks to everyone who joined the effort. ****BOLO**** Need help with ID of Suspects

****BOLO**** Walmart Thief - Need ID Help