In the news
Pinetree Boulevard-West Jackson Street Railroad Crossing Improvements
Beginning Wednesday, October 1, CSX will begin the first of two rail crossing improvement projects. Expected to take one day to complete, the first project will be at the crossing on East Pinetree Boulevard, near Metcalf Avenue.
TPD Awarded $10,000 GOHS Grant
The Thomasville Police Department was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for their involvement and support of GOHS initiatives, online enforcement reporting and participation in traffic enforcement networks. The grant is part of the GOHS Small Agency Incentive Grant Program.
City to Begin SPLOST Stormwater Improvements on Martin Luther King Drive
MLK Drive, between Wolf Street and Alexander Street, will be closed to thru-traffic for stormwater improvements beginning September 22, 2014. Construction is expected to be completed in approximately 45 days.
Citizens are advised to plan alternate routes during construction and to anticipate possible delays when traveling in the area.
TPD Challenges Citizens to Participate in First Annual Seatbelt Challenge
The Thomasville Police Department will be hosting its first annual Public Safety Seat Belt Challenge this October to help promote safety among teenage drivers. Thomasville Police Department, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, Thomasville Fire Rescue, Thomas County EMS and Thomas County E911 will each have teams comprised of local students who will compete in a safety-themed race at Remington Park Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
TPD Prepares for Citizens Police Academy
This fall, the Thomasville Police Department will be opening their doors in order to allow citizens to gain first-hand knowledge of what it means to be a police officer through their annual Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will run for six weeks and is designed to provide citizens with an immersive experience of what it takes to serve and protect the Thomasville community.
New Majors Sworn In
During a formal ceremony held Thursady, September 18th at the Bobby Hines Jail/Justice Center, Chief of Police Troy Rich swore in three senior officers to the rank of Major: Eric Hampton, Shane Harris and Wade Glover. These officers will serve as the second line of command under Chief Rich. With a combined total of 68 years of service to the community, Majors Hampton, Harris and Glover have proven their ability to lead and inspire TPD’s officers.