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A Word from the Chief: Local heroes
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We are nearing the end of the school year and there will be more children out playing. We ask that our community look out for these kids as they may often unexpectedly run or ride their bicycles out into the streets and roadways while playing. We also ask that parents and citizens work with the Conyers Police Department to keep all kids safe. If you see something that looks suspicious, call us and let us come check into it. We also want to remind parents that we will be strictly enforcing the city ordinance concerning juvenile curfews during this time. For more information on the curfew ordinance, please contact Community Outreach Sgt. Peggy Dunn at 678-374-5603 or email or Marshal Corey Hambrick at 770-602-2597 or email

For a copy of the complete curfew ordinance, please visit Look for Title 11, Section 11-1-5. 

Earlier this year, we conducted a citizen satisfaction survey to help us become more effective in our efforts to keep our community safer and to respond to the needs of the community. The results of the survey are in, and we are currently reviewing all comments submitted. The results are available on the Conyers Police Department website 

I would like to extend my congratulations and appreciation to Records Clerk Martha Whitehead for five years of service and to Crime Scene Investigator Vance Strawn for 10 years of service to the City of Conyers.

During the Conyers City Council meeting on May 1, all personnel from the Conyers Police Communications Center were recognized for the recent National Telecommunicator

 week. Sgt. Bill Connell, Officer Harold Peterson, Officer Howard Reynolds and Officer Fred Williams received Operation Noble Eagle Awards through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. This award recognizes law enforcement officers for their military service to our country. Sgt. Matt Salisbury, Officer Chase Bagwell, and Officer Eliasar Gonzalez were not present and will be presented with their awards at a later date. 

Also at the meeting, Cpl. Corey Hambrick was presented the Conyers Police Department Medal of Valor for his heroic actions in a stabbing incident last November which resulted in saving the life of two ladies who had been attacked by a family member with a knife. This is one of the department’s highest honors. Corporal Hambrick was also nominated by the department for the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Society of Industrial Security’s (ASIS) 2012 law enforcement officer of the year award for those same heroic actions. Cpl. Hambrick attended the ASIS annual law enforcement appreciation luncheon on May 9 where he was recognized as one of the three finalists out of the state for the award. Although Cpl. Hambrick did not win, it is a great honor that he was chosen as one of the three finalists. I want to express my appreciation to him for the outstanding job he did in this incident and how proud we are that he made it to the finals. 

In closing, I would like to say this to Charles Ramsey of Cleveland, Ohio. You saw someone who needed help. You did not worry about the consequences or being sued. You acted. You did the right thing. You are a great American.