Dunwoody Police Department

  • Agency: Dunwoody Police Department
  • Address: 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 100, Dunwoody, 30346 GA
  • Chief: Billy Grogan (Chief of Police)
Phone: 678-382-6902
Fax: (770) 396-4655

Dunwoody Police Department is located at 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 100, Dunwoody, 30346 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Billy Grogan. The Dunwoody Police Department phone number is 678-382-6902.

Dunwoody Police Department News

The Dunwoody Police Department has been grilling BBQ in Brook Run Park for the last 12 hours. Come by our booth and try our Blue Line BBQ. We’ll save you the spiel. We’re the best. End of Story. #ATLKosherBBQFest @AtlantaKosherBBQFestival (CC)

Someone shared this on our visitors page asking if DPD officers would pass this chicken test. With all the fun and laughter that goes on around here, I'm thinking of all the officers we have and I'm going, "nope, he would fail... nope, he would fail...." (AS)

Today is #CapeDay2017! What is Cape Day? According to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA): "While some superheroes battle scary villains, at Children’s, our superheroes fight something much scarier—illnesses and injuries that many of us could never imagine. But when they wear a cape, nothing is impossible. Please join us as we celebrate all of our superhero patients by wearing a cape on Cape Day." If you would like to support OUR heroes, please visit http://choa.org/capedayATL for more information or to purchase/donate a cape. (MS)

BEST COMMENDATION EVER! Recently, the department received a heartfelt commendation for Officer Leach from a nice gentleman the officer had contact with. Although we receive commendations frequently, this is probably one of the nicest ones we have ever received. Therefore, we thought we would share it with all of you. We do have the permission of the author to share it. "My comment is for the act of kindness and consideration shown by Officer J Leach badge #1503. On 9/21/17 I had an encounter with this particular officer. I want to say that because of the media and recent press, as a black male most of our impressions of the police department are not as positive as we would like them to be. However, Officer J Leach is an exception to the rule. He treated me with respect, dignity and compassion. Although he didn\'t have to, he went the extra mile and did everything in his power to help me. I am not on the Police Force. I know its a hard job. And everyday you guys face the risk of not returning home to your families for the protection of others. This is something we all appreciate and know. Unfortunately the press, social media, and etc give negative connotations that often cloud our judgement. Because of this, we find ourselves being judgmental towards those we accuse of judging us resulting in a loss of faith for the police department. Its people like Officer Leach who change those impressions. That helps us realize we can\'t judge a thousand based on the actions of one. Personally, he restored any faith that I may have lost in the police department. I spent hours at work thinking about our encounter with one another. I thought about every aspect of how that one situation could've turned out. I thought about the snowball effect it could've caused for myself and family. I am thankful that Officer Leach and others like him represent our community. At the end of our encounter he shook my hand and said "if you are ever in the presence of a police officer again all I ask is that you try and remember this moment." Not only will I do that Officer Leach, but I will share this story with others and ask that they do the same. To yourself and the Dunwoody Police Department, thank you for your service to the community. It's appreciated more than you know." BG

Look at all that candy!! Thanks to Beth Toly, Community Outreach Director at Dunwoody Baptist Church for dropping off tons of candy for our Truck-Or-Treat event next week. Much appreciated! (AS)

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: On 10/12/17 the listed suspect entered the AT&T store located at 2488 Mount Vernon road and stole 2 cellphones valued at $490.00. Anyone with information regarding this case or suspect, please contact Det. Ehlbeck at 678-382-6925 or robert.ehlbeck@dunwoodyga.gov or submit an ANONYMOUS TIP at http://bit.ly/DPD_Submit_a_Tip (LL)

PERSON OF INTEREST: On October 10, 2017 at approximately 2008 hours a black male entered the McDonald's located at 4540 Ashford Dunwoody Road. While inside the restaurant, said male attempted to tender a fictitious 100.00 bill (USD). The associate identified the male and refused to render goods in exchange for the bill. The male was last seen fleeing the scene on foot. Anyone with information regarding this case or suspect, please contact Det. Gilbert at 678-382-6997 or caleb.gilbert@dunwoodyga.gov or submit an ANONYMOUS TIP at http://bit.ly/DPD_Submit_a_Tip (LL)

PERSON OF INTEREST: On October 6, 2017 at approximately 2059 hours a victim was approached by an armed, unidentified black male outside of the Bed Bath and Beyond located at 130 Perimeter Center East Dunwoody, GA 30346. During said act, the assailant took the victim's automobile keys and left the scene by way of the victim's car. Subsequently, the stolen automobile was recovered unoccupied. Anyone with information regarding this case or suspect, please contact Det. Gilbert at 678-382-6997 or caleb.gilbert@dunwoodyga.gov or submit an ANONYMOUS TIP at http://bit.ly/DPD_Submit_a_Tip (LL)

RABIES ALERT! Please note that DeKalb Animal Control captured a raccoon on Olde Village Court. The animal was tested and does have rabies. If you or anyone you know is bitten or scratched by a wild animal, seek medical attention immediately. If your pets are acting unusually nervous or aggressive or they have drooling or foaming of the mouth, please contact DeKalb Animal Control at 404-294-2996, M-F from 9am-5pm, or 404-294-2519 at other times. Pet owners should make sure their animals are vaccinated against rabies yearly. BG

Special thanks to Officer Gwen Wiencek for taking time to visit with these awesome kids. Don't forget to pick up your See & Be Seen flashers from the police department. #GriffinProject (FE)

Dunwoody Police would like to congratulate Sgt. Yeargin on his recent promotion to Sergeant. Here is Sgt. Yeargin conducting roll call this morning. Be sure to say hello when you see him in the community. (SL)

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: On October 4th, 2017 at approximately 2:45PM, the above pictured subject entered the Disney Store located inside of Perimeter Mall and proceeded to conceal approximately $1,000 worth of shirts into a bag. The subject then left the store with the merchandise without paying and was last seen walking to the Marta station. Anyone with information regarding this case or suspect, please contact Det. Maldonado at 678-382-6914 or jesus.maldonado@dunwoodyga.gov or submit an ANONYMOUS TIP at http://bit.ly/DPD_Submit_a_Tip (LL)

PERSONS OF INTEREST: On October 2, 2017 at approximately 1026 hours a black male and female entered the Hobby Lobby. While inside the store, the couple selected various shelf items and left the store without paying for the items. The total dollar amount for the items taken is: 454.95 USD. Anyone with information regarding this case or suspect, please contact Det. Gilbert at 678-382-6997 or caleb.gilbert@dunwoodyga.gov or submit an ANONYMOUS TIP at http://bit.ly/DPD_Submit_a_Tip (LL)

PERSON OF INTEREST: On July 24, 2017 at approximately 1315 hours a male suspect entered the TJ Maxx. While inside the store, the male selected multiple items and subsequently left the store without paying for the goods. The total value of items taken is: 66.00 USD. Anyone with information regarding this case or suspect, please contact Det. Gilbert at 678-382-6997 or caleb.gilbert@dunwoodyga.gov or submit an ANONYMOUS TIP at http://bit.ly/DPD_Submit_a_Tip (LL)

Officers responded to an alarm at a local store to find a hole in the side of the business. Officers searched the area and located a trash can full of cigarettes hidden nearby. We then made contact with a male walking close by wearing all black and covered in some dust. Upon review of store video the male was confirmed as our burglar and taken into custody. An additional blue santa bag full of cigarettes and book bag with entry tools was recovered. The suspect's book on attracting people did not work in his favor on this night. TF

UPDATE*** all lanes open and we found the other driver. DUI investigation underway. Accident - 3 left lanes of 285e at chamblee Dunwoody shut down due to hit And Run accident. Everyone is ok. TF


Weekend Events & Important Information

We'd like to give a shout-out to our Dunwoody Wildcats who are playing Pope tonight at 7:30 pm. Good luck! FE

We will be having plenty of these "See & Be Seen" flashers at tonight's Food Truck Thursday at Brook Run Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Look for the Dunwoody officer and they'll be glad to hand them out. These special flashing reflectors can be used on Halloween while trick-or-treating to increase visibility at night. Kids can clip them onto a belt loop, a book bag or a costume. Come on by! We've got plenty to hand out! (AS)

****** For Immediate Release ***** Incident: LEO Near Miss Program Date: October 2, 2017 Location: Dunwoody, Georgia The Dunwoody Police Department has signed on as a participating agency in the LEO Near Miss program that was initially funded by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office at the Department of Justice for the Police Foundation. This program is a voluntary, non-disciplinary reporting system that allows law enforcement personnel to read about and anonymously share close calls, or near misses, which provide lessons that can protect others from similar incidents. Modeled after the International Association of Fire Chief’s reporting program, the goal of the LEO Near Miss initiative is to share stories from law enforcement agencies from around the country. This will ultimately enhance the safety and vigilance of our officer’s so we can identify trends and certain risk factors that we face daily. Once these near miss incidents are analyzed, we can adjust our training, policies and/or procedures to maximize our officer’s safety and wellness. According to the Police Foundation, “A near miss is a close call and/or unsafe occurrence that could have resulted in a serious injury or fatality if not for a fortunate break in the chain of events.” The Dunwoody Police Department is committed to serving the citizens of Dunwoody as safely as possible. This initiative will assist our officers in minimizing the risk that they face daily. “LEO Near Miss is an important initiative that will contribute greatly to our ability to keep our officer’s safe”, says Chief Billy Grogan. If you have any questions regarding this program, please visit https://www.leonearmiss.org, or contact Lt. Mike Carlson at mike.carlson@dunwoodyga.gov.

The Dunwoody Police Department will be presenting a course that will provide strategies, guidance, and plans for surviving an active shooter event at Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Church on November 2nd. The course is free but registration is required. Follow the link below to register. (CC) http://bit.ly/2yuuAeL

Scary moments last night for the residents of Lacota Apartments on Peachtree Ind. Blvd when a vehicle parked just outside an apartment building catches fire. Thankfully no one was hurt. No foul play is suspected. FE

The See & Be Seen campaign provides a safety tool to make children more visible the night of Halloween while trick-or-treating. Dunwoody Police Department hopes to bring children’s pedestrian safety to “light” by handing out flyers and special flashing reflectors which kids can clip onto a belt loop, a book bag or a costume to increase their visibility at night. We will be handing out the flashing reflectors at the annual Dunwoody Truck-or-Treat event at Brook Run Park on October 26, 2017 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. For more information on the “See & Be Seen on Halloween” program or to get a free flashing reflector for your trick-or-treater, you can also stop by the Dunwoody Police Department or call 678-382-6900. (AS)