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Alpharetta Police Department is located at 2565 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, 30004 GA. The Director of Public Safety of the department is Gary George. The Alpharetta Police Department phone number is 678-297-6306.
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Good afternoon, Alpharetta, We want to take a moment to let our community know that we are hearing your frustrations with the construction traffic issues in the Rucker Rd and Mayfield / Bethany Rd areas. Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received along with the answer and/or reason why. But first off, in regards to the traffic congestion at the intersection of Mid Broadwell Rd / Bethany Rd. We will be placing an officer to direct traffic from 7:00 am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday starting immediately. The officer assigned will be pulled from our patrol division so, there may be times when he/she will be pulled away to answer a priority call for service in the area. FAQ’s: •Why did the City close two key roads at the same time? Unfortunately, the closure of both Mayfield and Rucker this summer was not something that could be avoided. The Rucker Road construction had already begun after having been scheduled several years ago to begin this spring, and had reached a point at which we had to proceed with bridge replacement work. Last year, hoping to avoid a simultaneous closure, the City had made repairs to the Mayfield Road culvert that should have carried us past the completion of the Rucker Road Project. Heavier rains and other issues beyond our control, however, put unanticipated pressures on the culvert that significantly reduced the longevity of those repairs. To ensure the continued safety of the public using the roadway, we had to move forward with replacing the culvert this year. Because of reduced traffic volumes and impacts to schools during the summer months, the City uses those months to address road projects that necessitate the closure of key roadways. That means we have only two months out of the year when we can do work like bridge replacements on roads like Rucker and Mayfield. •Are you adjusting the traffic signals at “x” location to better handle the traffic resulting from the road closures? We are also making adjustments to traffic signal timing at a few key intersections based upon the driver behavior we are seeing. Typically, we would not make adjustments until the second week of the road closures, which allows time for commuters to make their adjustments and disperse among multiple detour options. In this case, we are making early adjustments now. •Why not make the intersection of Bethany and Mid Broadwell a 3-way stop? We are moving now to place a police officer at the Bethany / Mid-Broadwell Intersection to direct traffic during peak commute periods. This is a better way to address what is a temporary situation. •My navigation app says that Mayfield Road is open. While several weeks ago the City advised popular way-finding applications such as WAZE and Google Maps of the closure of Mayfield Road, as of this morning those two apps are still showing Mayfield as being open. This is causing higher volumes of commuters to continue to try to use Mayfield than would otherwise be happening. Once they enter the area, they are cutting through your neighborhood and/or funneling to Mid-Broadwell rather than taking advantage of other detour opportunities. The City is making contact with those way-finding apps today to find out why the closure is not being reflected (the one on Rucker is) and get that corrected. •There is only one way that I can commute from Cherokee or Cobb County. There are multiple routes that commuters, especially those coming from Cherokee and Cobb Counties, can use to travel to and from Alpharetta and points east. We encourage commuters to explore a map and find the alternative that best works for them rather than relying on apps like WAZE or even Google Maps to plan a route for you. Right now, those apps simply cannot be relied upon. Here’s why. While several weeks ago the City advised popular way-finding applications such as WAZE and Google Maps of the closure of Mayfield Road, as of this morning those two apps are still showing Mayfield as being open. This is causing higher volumes of commuters to continue to try to use Mayfield than would otherwise be happening. Once they enter the area, they are cutting through your neighborhood and/or funneling to Mid-Broadwell rather than taking advantage of other detour opportunities. The City is making contact with those way-finding apps today to find out why the closure is not being reflected (the one on Rucker is) and get that corrected. •Why did the City not promote more detour routes? The vast majority of traffic on Mayfield and Rucker Roads is generated by commuters who live outside of Alpharetta; primarily in Cherokee and Cobb Counties. That area is too large for us to identify and promote the many different routes that drivers could use to travel to and from Alpharetta, so we focused primarily on assisting Alpharetta residents those traveling to and from closer locations such as Milton. We are, however, working with neighboring cities to add directional signage within those communities to push commuters towards additional detour routes. •There are a lot of drivers cutting through my neighborhood because of the road closure. What are you doing to discourage that? We are adding “No Thru Traffic” signs at the entrances to several neighborhoods to discourage commuters from cutting through neighborhoods, but way-finding apps like WAZE and even Google Maps actually encourages drivers to use those roads. We cannot prevent drivers from using public roads through neighborhoods, but we can try to discourage it.
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Raider says “Don’t forget to do the #9PMRoutine”. Well, he said that before he fell asleep. #BeSafeAlpharetta #LockItUp
**UPDATE** - Scene Cleared Heads up Alpharetta: Vehicle crash, all lanes shut down on Morrison Pkwy between Lake View Pkwy and Hembree Rd.
Our Color Guard was proud to be able to be part of the 4th Annual Memorial Day Tribute this morning at Alpharetta City Hall. "One of the most important things we do as a city is to remember those who have given their lives in the service of our country. The very freedom we enjoy and the lives we create are given to us by the soldiers who died for our liberty." -Alpharetta Mayor Pro-Tem Donald Mitchell
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It was supposed to rain for the last 3 days. At least you can count on the #9PMRoutine for keeping your family and valuables safe! #BeSafeAlpharetta
Engine 85 had a blast at field day with the students of Alpharetta Elementary last week.
Congratulations to Les Lance and Bruce Hartman for being recognized as the firefighter of the quarter.
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Captain Chuck Dier retires. He served our community for over 21 years, and we are thankful to him for leaving his mark on our organization. We wish him a happy and well deserved retirement!
**Scene cleared, roadway open** There is currently a single vehicle accident on GA400 Southbound, just South of Old Milton Pkwy. The two right lanes are currently shutdown, expect some delays until the scene is cleared. https://twitter.com/AlpharettaDPS/status/999717515407306752
Congratulations to Sgt. Rodriguez for being recognized as our police officer of the quarter.
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**THANK YOU** Recently, Vineyard Vines and local area resident, Chris Smith, organized a fundraiser for our K-9 Unit. They raised over $1500.00 that was donated to the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation and will be used to cover training and equipment costs for our handlers and 4-legged partners, Raider, Karlo, Drax, and Mattis. We’re so thankful and appreciative of the support we receive from our community and businesses.
UPDATED - **Scene cleared** **HEADS UP ALPHARETTA** Injury vehicle crash on GA400 SB near the Haynes Bridge Off Ramp. Tow trucks on scene, clearing shortly. Please watch your speed with this on and off rain as the roads are slick causing drivers to lose control.
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**UPDATE** We've reunited the horse with her much relieved owner. Thank you, everyone, for your comments, tags, tips, and shares! **Found Horse** (Yes, you read that right) Last night we responded to Bellsmith Dr off of Upper Hembree Rd regarding a horse walking through the neighborhood unattended. The horse was corralled by officers and taken to the Wills Park Equestrian Center. As of now, we’ve had no reports from our residents or anyone from Roswell or Milton about a horse getting loose. This mare is approximately 14 - 15 hand in size with brown coat and black mane. There are no branding or other markings noted. If you are or know the owners, please contact the Wills Park Equestrian Center at 678-297-6120 or Alpharetta Dispatch at 678-297-6300.
So excited for the weekend we didn't notice the time. Well it's a habit not a schedule. Check on your loved ones, secure your valuables, lock your doors. #9PMRoutine #HaveAGreatWeekend #BeSafeAlpharetta #ADPS #Alpharetta
**REMINDER** Last weekend, we responded to an animal in distress call after receiving a report of a dog left inside of a vehicle at a shopping center. When the officer arrived, he located the vehicle with the dog and recorded the temperature inside the vehicle at 109 degrees. The window was slightly cracked and no water was available. Thankfully, the dog was OK. This owner was charged with Cruelty to Animals. Please leave your pets at home if you can’t bring your little buddies in wherever you’re going.