Meigs Police Department Gets Tech Update

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

The Meigs Police Department has gone high-tech with 15 new computers from the Department of Defense.

The computers are locked into the department's patrol cars, and can access the Georgia Crime Information Center and other records to more quickly run tags and drivers' licenses.

Officers in the department say the new equipment will make things much more efficient.

Lt. Christopher Luckey says the additions are much-needed and welcome, "With us being a small community, it's a big step for us because with [the technology], it gives us a sense of access to be able to run tags and information on wanted people right there from the convenience of our car[s]."

The Meigs Police Department was also the only recipient in Southwest Georgia of a COPS grant in 2010.

The grant is awarded by the Department of Justice for excellence in community policing.

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  • by Mark Location: Ochlocknee on Mar 6, 2011 at 06:11 PM
    Ochlocknee needs police period!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2011 at 07:51 AM
    I have been reading all of the hate mail towards the Meigs Police department and the new Chief. Let me tell you this Chief is no fool. He hires the right people and manages the department so good, that other local agency Chiefs look like Barney with a bullet in there pocket.
  • by Bob Location: Ochlocknee on Mar 6, 2011 at 07:33 AM
    Searcy, wake up and have Meigs police our community. I think we could contract to them and fill our court up funds instead of giving it all to Thomas County. the sheriff could care less about us. WAKE UP !!!
  • by Greg Location: Meigs on Mar 6, 2011 at 07:30 AM
    I met the new Chief and was very impressed with him. He seems to be very inteligent, and cares about us and the City.
  • by John Cagle Location: Ochlocknee on Mar 6, 2011 at 06:45 AM
    Mayor I am sick of all of the drug dealing going on in Ochlocknee. Thomas County is never here unless they have to be. I bet the Meigs new Chief could police our community at a bargan price. I here this chief makes jimmy layton look like a manure salesman. Lets get him working for us !!!!
  • by Walters Location: Meigs on Mar 6, 2011 at 06:40 AM
    I think Meigs should take over the policing in Ochlocknee, they are close and after meeting the new Chief, I think he can get anything done. How did Meigs get a Chief so educated ?
  • by concerned too Location: Ochlocknee on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    i agree with all the others from Ochlocknee. We DO need some kind of protection. people walking the streets at all hours,hear guns shooting all the time. some of the yards need to be clean up too! Come on Ochlocknee! let's get it together! Think of the money we could make from speeding tickets etc. instead of the sheriff's getting all the money. Think!
  • by Worried Location: Ochlocknee on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    yeah Searcy! do something in Ochlocknee.please get some police. There is drugs deals going on right around your house and all around town! Loud music,speeders. why pay the security company and the county S.O. when Ochlocknee can afford it's own police.start off little. 1 car, 2 officers, and then build up from there.
  • by Grants on Mar 4, 2011 at 09:55 AM
    Who writes Meig's grants?
  • by Proud of Meigs on Mar 4, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    I am proud of the way Meigs has begun to change for the good. Mayor Wurst has done an excellent job, since elected. Officer Denmark and the other officers do a good job too. Meigs has a new Code Enforcement Officer that is doing good in the community. We did need a new Chief, but on that lives in Thomas or Mitchell County. Police need equipment to do a good job. I can't say much about the new Chief, because we do not see him, know why now. Maybe Officer Denmark should take that role. I do not think we need to add more officers to the Police Department. We should also have the support of our County Commissioner in our district instead of constant critisim from him. Our town is a better place. The Citizens spoke out and thanks to us, we have a leader in Mayor Wurst.
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