Acworth Police Department

  • Agency: Acworth Police Department
  • Address: 4440 Acworth Industrial Dr NW, Acworth, 30101 GA
  • Chief: Michael G Wilkie (Chief of Police)
Phone: 770-974-1232
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Acworth Police Department is located at 4440 Acworth Industrial Dr NW, Acworth, 30101 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael G Wilkie. The Acworth Police Department phone number is 770-974-1232.

Acworth Police Department News

While you are out running around, enjoying the beautiful sunshine and time off... Don't forget to check your back seat! Make sure your children and pets leave the vehicle with you once you have reached your destination. Have a great weekend!

Do you have a home surveillance system? Do you want to help protect your community? Join the Acworth Camera Connection! It's easy! Just log on to https://acworthpolice.org/acworth-camera-connection, and let us know that you have a system. If there is an incident in the vicinity of your home or business and you have video, we may contact you to request to view it. Once you’re registered, you can display one of these signs in your yard. We have window clings, too! Let's work together and solve crime as a community!

Ofc. Foster was able to beat the heat today and found a game of basketball to join in. With it being as hot as it is, remember to stay hydrated!

Happy Hump Day! Two more alarm clocks before the weekend. As we approach July 1, we would like to remind everyone of the new Hands Free Law that will be going into effect. Here are somethings to be familiar with: A driver cannot have a phone in their hand or use any part of their body to support their phone. Drivers can only use their phones to make or receive phone calls by using speakerphone, earpiece, wireless headphone, phone is connected to vehicle or an electronic watch. GPS navigation devices are allowed. Headsets and earpieces can only be worn for communication purposes and not for listening to music or other entertainment. A driver may not send or read any text-based communication unless using voice-based communication that automatically converts message to a written text or is being used for navigation or GPS A driver may not write, send or read any text messages, e-mails, social media or internet data content A driver may not watch a video unless it is for navigation. A driver may not record a video (continuously running dash cams are exempt) Music streaming apps can be used provided the driver activates and programs them when they are parked. Drivers cannot touch their phones to do anything to their music apps when they are on the road. Music streaming apps that include video also are now allowed since drivers cannot watch videos when on the road. Drivers can listen to and program music streaming apps that are connected to and controlled through their vehicle's radio. EXCEPTIONS TO THE LAW ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1. Reporting a traffic crash, medical emergency, fire, criminal activity or hazardous road conditions. 2. An employee or contractor of an utility service provider acting within the scope of their employment while responding to an utility emergency. 3. A first responder (law enforcement, fire, EMS) during the performance of their official duties. 4. When in a lawfully parked vehicle—this DOES NOT include vehicles stopped for traffic signals and stop signs on the public roadway.

Last month, the City of Acworth implemented a new Personal Transportation Vehicle (PTV) ordinance (PTV is cop-speak for Golf Cart). The positive response has been overwhelming. Now, citizens are able to operate their PTVs on authorized streets (with 25 MPH speed limits) as well as on our beautiful trail system. Before any PTV may be operated over an authorized street, trail, or parking area of the City of Acworth, it must be inspected, registered, and permitted by the Acworth Police Department. The cost of registration is $15 and must be completed at the Acworth Police Department. Once the registration has been completed, an officer will make an appointment to complete a safety compliance check on the vehicle. Once the vehicle has passed inspection, a decal will be issued. Decals are valid for 5 years. All PTVs must have the following equipment in order to be registered: · Head lights · Reflex reflectors (this is cop-speak for those little stick-on reflectors placed on all four corners) · Tail lights · A horn · A rearview mirror · Main power switch · Reverse warning device functional at all times when the directional control is in the reverse position · Braking system including parking brake · Safety warning labels · Hip restraints and hand holds or a combination thereof You can obtain an informational brochure and all the information for registration at City Hall, Parks and Recreation Office, and of course the police department, or online. The registration process must occur in person at the Acworth Police Department. Call 770-974-1232 with any further questions.

Capt. Melton, LT St. Onge, and Elder Abuse Task Force LE Coordinator Joe Gavalis, had the opportunity to share their wisdom on how to avoid scams with the residents at Legacy at Walton Park. These Active Adults are armed with information to protect themselves and not become victims of financial fraud!

Have you been wondering who cleans our patrol vehicles? Well here is your answer. We clean our own cars. Most of us are in these cars more than our personal vehicles, so it is each officer's responsibility to maintain their assigned vehicle. #startclean #uniformcarwash

Thanks to North Cobb Rotary’s Kim Watt and Dave Schwickerath for presenting a donation of $1200 to Chief Dennard for Covering the Bases. Tonight’s presentation which took place at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen was a result of the silent auction at last month’s Smoke on the Lake that was hosted by the Rotary. Covering the Bases is scheduled for September 14 and all proceeds go to support the Horizon Field at the Acworth Sports Complex.

We have a few officers here at Acworth who strive to maintain a certain level of fitness... but this right here is dedication! It was pouring rain and Officer Effler still got his outdoor workout done! #dedicated #thefitcop #norainnopain

Acworth Police have arrested five teenage suspects and charged them with armed robbery. The June 1st crime was committed near the intersection of Loring Road and Cobb Parkway. It is believed, that the 17 year old female victim may have met the suspects just before 8:00 pm. The victim willingly got into a blue Chevrolet Suburban, and the six teens proceeded to a nearby shopping center parking lot. Once in the parking lot of the shopping center, a gun was pointed at the victim and she was forced out of the vehicle. The suspects then stole her cash as well as a gift card. After interviewing the victim at the scene, officers were able to locate the vehicle and identify the suspects. Acworth Police are following leads regarding this group of teens and sharing information with other law enforcement agencies in order to potentially link these suspects with any additional crimes. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Acworth Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 770-974-1232.

This year's Citizens Police Academy class has started their ride alongs. Glad you enjoyed your time with Corporal Cantrell.

Will you be visiting any of the parks in the City of Acworth this summer? Here are some park rules to keep in mind: *Alcoholic beverages are prohibited *Glass containers are prohibited. *All beaches are closed for swimming from sunset to sunrise. *Pets are not allowed on any beach or in playground area. *Gas and charcoal grills are prohibited at Cauble Park/ Acworth Beach and Dallas Landing Park. *Jumping and diving from the boardwalk into the water is prohibited. *No tents are to be set up on the multi-purpose field at Logan Farm Park, without approval. The Acworth Police Department Quality of Life Officers will be out patrolling the parks keeping you all safe during the summer months. For a complete list of the park rules, email Cpl. Leverette at yleverette@acworth.org.

It's almost that time again! On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 the Acworth Police Department will be participating in Nation Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. If your neighborhood would like to participate please contact Cpl. Youlanda Leverette at yleverette@acworth.org. We look forward to spending time with and in our community.

Good Monday morning. There's no rain in the forecast for today. So whether you are headed to work or enjoying your summer vacation, make it a great day!

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day, these cuties sure are! Officer Irvin stopped by our Acworth Summer Camp to say hi and get lots of sweet hugs. As you can see, it is nothing but smiles as everyone shows off their Acworth Police badge stickers! #CanyouspotOfficerIrvin!?

Suspect was involved in a theft of a credit card and then observed on video surveillance at Kroger located at 3330 Cobb Pkwy; purchasing items with the stolen card.

On 05/13/2018 at about 4:00 pm, the suspect pictured below exited an Acworth Wal-Mart (3826 Cobb Parkway) with unpaid merchandise. The suspect entered a waiting black Ford Expedition as a passenger and sped off from the scene. Anyone with information that can identify the person pictured is encouraged to contact the Acworth Police Department at 770-974-1232.

Do you know a student who is interested in the field of Law Enforcement? Our Explorer's program is accepting new applicants! Please visit www.acworthexplorers.org for more information.

Stop in and save a life! The blood drive is underway, and we only need 7 more donors to make our goal! The American Red Cross will be here until 4:00, so come on over and roll up a sleeve with us!

Roll up your sleeves, and be a hero! The blood drive is today from 11am to 4pm at the Acworth Police Department.

It's going to be a wet week. Be sure to exercise caution when driving on slick roads. Here are some helpful tips: https://exchange.aaa.com/safety/driving-advice/wet-weather-driving-tips/#.Ww1udO4vxhE

Please don’t forget the reason for this holiday weekend. Thank you to all veterans for the sacrifices you made. This is today’s service at Patriots Point inside Cauble Park.

Fun with filters! K9 Jogi is one of the most photogenic members of the police department!