Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WRPD Gives Back to Community with FREE Movie in the Park

Release date: May 20, 2015
Event: Frozen in the Park
Date/Time of Event: June 12, 2015/ 7:30PM
Location: Warner Robins Police Department 100 Watson Boulevard 

The Warner Robins Police Department along with Flint Energies is proud to present Frozen in the Park in the field next to the police department at 100 Watson Boulevard.

The Snow Queen and her friend will be in attendance to take pictures and sign autographs. Free popcorn will be provided and drinks and snow cones will be offered. Disney’s Frozen will play on an outdoor screen at dusk.

We’d like to thank the community for supporting the Warner Robins Police Department by offering this event free of charge. 


For more information contact Public Information Officer, Jennifer Parson at (478) 302-5417. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Officers Honor Capt. Charlie Sadlo with Funeral Procession

In honor of Retired Captain Charlie Sadlo, officers with the Warner Robins Police Department will be escorting a large funeral procession at approximately 11:30AM Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

The procession will begin at McCullough Funeral Home, travel east down Watson Boulevard and turn right onto South Pleasant Hill Road at Magnolia Park Cemetery. 

S. Pleasant Hill Road between Sunset Drive and Shirley Drive will be blocked during the full honor police funeral service, which will include a twenty-one gun salute and a low-flying helicopter flyover. 


The service at McCullough Funeral Home will be closed to the media. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Three WRPD K9's to Receive Protective Vests

Release date: May 18, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nationwide Groupon Campaign raises over $335,000 for law enforcement K9 protective vests

The Warner Robins Police Department’s K9’s Ego, Ollie and Kojak will all be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $335,000.00.

The “Occasions ” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9’s with bullet and stab protective vests ran February 15th through March 5th at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.   Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was the nationwide non-profit organization and charity partner selected by Groupon Grassroots to participate. The online $10 donation suggested interested persons purchase a GROUPON (a tax deductible donation) through the secure website where all funds were allocated to purchase ballistic vests for our four-legged crime fighters who put their lives on the line for the community and their partner.   

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. announces their 7” plush stuffed German Shepherd K9 Hero, "Cesar" and company ambassador of Vested Interest K9s, Inc. now for sale online for $15.00 at www.vik9s.org. Proceeds from the sales will provide bullet an stab protective vests, for police dogs actively working without the potentially lifesaving equipment.  

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. will be providing over 350 law enforcement dogs nationwide with the protective body armor in memory of K9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh Police Department who sacrificed his life in the line of duty in January of 2014. All vests will be embroidered with the sentiment, "In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police".
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc a 501c (3) organization is still accepting donations through their website: www.vik9s.org and via mail P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

In 2013, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. partnered with Groupon and was named as one of “The Best of 2013” campaigns. The nonprofit organization raised $155, 537.33 in just one week, which provided ballistic vests for 163 law enforcement dogs in 30 states.  There are an estimated 30,000 police dogs throughout the United States. 

ABOUT VESTED INTEREST IN K9S, INC.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. Whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1349 law enforcement dogs in 49 states with protective vests since 2009 at a cost of over $1.2 million dollars.

The organization orders the U.S. made vests exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, MA. Who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor. 

New K9 graduates as well as K9's with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Tax deductible donations and event listings are via the website: www.vik9s.org 




ABOUT K9 EGO:
Ego is eight years old and has been with the Warner Robins Police Department for five years. He’s trained to locate Illegal Narcotics, Track Missing/Endangered persons, Tracking Criminals and Conducting Patrol Operations. “It’s important for Ego to have a protective vest so that in a known critical event with great likelihood of confrontation with suspects armed with firearms that we are able to protect, as best as possible, our canine partners.” explained Ego’s handler, Sergeant Wayne Fisher. 












ABOUT K9 OLLIE:
Ollie is six and a half and has been with the Warner Robins Police Department for five
years. He’s trained in Narcotic Detection, Tracking and Apprehension, and responds to commands in Czech. “It’s important for Ollie to have a protective vest so that he will be shielded in dangerous environments that are rapidly evolving.” explained Ollie’s handler, Officer James Sauls.














ABOUT K9 KOJAK: 
Kojak is three years old and has been with the Warner Robins Police Department for one year.  He responds to commands in Dutch and is trained in Explosive Detection, Tracking and Patrol. “It’s important for him to have  vest due to the many dangers he can face everyday.” explained Kojak’s handler, Officer Casey Mullins. “Kojak is often used to track suspects of violent crimes, many of which are believed to be armed and dangerous. It’s also important for him to have a protective vest, because he deserves to come home safe everyday too.”


Monday, May 4, 2015

WRPD kicks off Police Week with Countywide 'Coffee with a Cop'

Please join Warner Robins Police, Centerville Police, Houston County Sheriff's Department and Perry Police for our first ever Countywide 'Coffee with a Cop'!

WHEN: Monday, May 11, 2015
TIME: 8-10AM
WHERE: Starbucks 2729 Watson Blvd

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Two Teens Injured in Alma Avenue Shooting

Release date: April 29, 2015
Incident: Aggravated Assault
Date/Time of Incident: April 29, 2015/ approximately 4PM
Location: 1300 block of Alma Avenue

UPDATE: Our officers continue to investigate the Aggravated Assault that occurred on the 1300 block of Alma Avenue on April 29, 2015.

We do  not know if either victim has been released from the hospital, and because one victim was a juvenile we will not be releasing his name.

The other victim that received scratches and scrapes was 19 year old Diaquaveous Young.

Today investigators conducted a 3D scan of the scene. These images will help us recreate the crime scene at the police department, without having to be on Alma Avenue.

Detectives are following several leads and interviewing several witnesses. However, many witnesses are not being cooperative which complicates our investigation.

We will be increasing patrol in that area, and urge anyone with information who may have see or heard anything to contact our department at (478) 302-5380.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015 officers responded to the 1300 block of Alma Avenue in reference to a person with a gunshot wound. Our detectives have determined that there was a large group of people gathered on the 1300 block of Alma Avenue and at some point multiple people started shooting.

A 16 year old male was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

An 19 year old female was treated for scrapes and scratches. Her injuries were not apparent gun shot wounds.

Our officers are still investigating what the large group was doing before the shots were fired.