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A Prime Opportunity to Join in the Fight Against Crime

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

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Tweet As Sheriff of Dougherty County, I would like to discuss an issue very close to each of us – crime prevention.  My office is committed to making our neighborhoods safer places to live.  By doing so, we will improve the quality of life for individuals and families; both young and old.  It is imperative [...]

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2010 in review

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

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Tweet I wanted to take this opportunity to share the accomplishments and productivity of the Sheriff’s Office during 2010. It was a difficult year economically, but the employees of the Sheriff’s Office have really stepped up and showed a level of determination and dedication that has made me very proud.

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Holiday safety tips

By   /  December 1, 2010  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

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Tweet During the holiday season, busy people intent on trying to complete their Christmas shopping may fall prey to unscrupulous criminals who skulk in mall and shopping center parking lots, doing their “shopping” from the packages placed in parked vehicles. Some foresight and planning can reduce the chances of becoming a victim during a season [...]

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Africanized honeybees

By   /  November 3, 2010  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

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Tweet Last month, a Dougherty County man was killed by numerous bee stings after accidently disturbing a hive while operating a bulldozer.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture has determined through entomological testing that the bees in question were an Africanized strain of honeybee – the first such bees in Georgia.  These bees are identical in [...]

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Halloween safety

By   /  October 5, 2010  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

Tweet Halloween can be a dangerous time, not from witches, ghosts and goblins, but from falls, choking, and vehicle accidents. There is no real “trick” to staying safe this Halloween. Just remember some basic safety tips and your holiday can be a real “treat.”

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Gun law update

By   /  August 31, 2010  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

Tweet With the change in gun laws, followed by the Supreme Court’s decision that cities and states can’t infringe on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, there is confusion about just exactly what folks can and can’t do with their firearms. Please allow me to clarify some issues. Firstly, the Supreme Court’s [...]

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School driving tips

By   /  August 10, 2010  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

Tweet Once again it is that time of the year when our children return to school. School is back in session for most of us during the next couple of weeks and that means that the area around our schools will be more traffic-congested and dangerous. Please consider these safety tips to help keep our [...]

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Pay attention to new laws

By   /  July 12, 2010  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

Tweet July 1st often brings a host of new laws that become effective in Georgia. As your sheriff, I am asked about these new laws daily. I wanted to take this opportunity to share some information about the laws that I am asked about most often. Those are the laws about texting and driving, about [...]

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Keeping your home safe

By   /  May 31, 2010  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

Tweet In last month’s article I spoke on the various ways that the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office is involved in assisting you in protecting your property. Today I want to share some important tips for you to implement which in turn will make your home safer and less of a target for criminals.

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The Sheriff Speaks

By   /  May 2, 2010  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

Tweet Helpful tips from Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul Recent Burglaries It seems that every day lately people are asking me about the rash of burglaries and thefts that we are experiencing in Dougherty County. Most individuals want to know what law enforcement personnel are doing to address this increase in property crime. As your [...]

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