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Deputies get advanced DUI enforcement training

Posted on November 28, 2018

Personnel from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and Waynesboro Police Department recently received advanced training in field sobriety testing and DUI enforcement.  Members of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s Traffic Division traveled to Burke County to teach the courses. 

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Holiday DUI: law enforcement agencies cracking down

Posted on November 28, 2018

fficers are in the middle of a three-day course on detecting drunk drivers. the Burke County Sheriff's Office is working with the state of Georgia, to make sure deputies do their best to keep our streets safe. "We're not trying to empty ticket books or run out of rolls in our ticket printers," said Brad Owens. "We're out there to save lives."

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Sheriff’s Office hosts DUI/Sobriety Course

Posted on November 28, 2018

Starting Monday, local and state law enforcement agencies will be at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for a DUI course. The Burke County Sheriff’s Office says December is a month it sees DUI increases. Officers will be in the classroom part of the day and put their knowledge to the test outside.

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Sheriff's Office using new resources to combat crime

Posted on November 28, 2018

Incidents like the one in Alabama and Warrenville, SC are why the Burke County Sheriff's Office just got some new resources to help combat crime... And possibly save lives. As of two weeks ago, Burke County deputies have an additional option to take down suspects and defend themselves.  This gun looks and sounds real, but instead of bullets, small beanbags are released when the trigger is pulled. Now, along with pepper spray, tasers and batons, law enforcement can use non-lethal guns during conflict.

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Deputies to receive emergency management response training

Posted on November 21, 2017
Deputies from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office will now receive emergency management response training as a way to fill the gap in an emergency response. Continue Reading →