Over 50 percent of the staff have completed a 40-hour Crisis Intervention course. Beyond the One Mind Campaign, the police department has begun offering a Mental Health First Aid program.
The program is designed to promote lawful driving privileges, settle outstanding violations with the court and reduce arrests.
Two DeKalb County cities are joining forces to help residents safely dispose of waste that is too harmful to go with the rest of the trash. Dunwoody and Chamblee are holding a free “hazardous waste recycling event.”
“Our Mayor and City Council are very concerned about this issue. After some close calls and accidents this year, they wanted the city to do more,” Dunwoody spokeswoman Jennifer Boettcher said in a statement.
Miller said the city has succeeded in its first 10 years of focusing on “police, parks and paving,” but now the city is at a “crossroads” where it needs to focus on long-term strategic planning.
The class will teach participants on how to be mentally, physically and emotionally prepared for incidents such as car break-ins, burglaries, domestic violence, sexual assault, robbery, auto accidents, traffic stops, road rage, drugs and alcohol and DUI.
The year-long intersection construction project at Mount Vernon Road and Vermack Road/Manhasset Drive is just about complete and city officials are planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 3 to celebrate.
Seconder is running for the District 2, At Large seat currently held by Councilmember Lynn Deutsch. Deutsch announced July 25 she is running for mayor, which would leave her seat open. District 2 includes the central area of the city.
Dunwoody City Councilmember Lynn Deutsch announced July 25 she is running for mayor in what is now a two-person race for the seat. Councilmember Terry Nall announced his bid to be the city’s next mayor in February.
The Dunwoody Police Department has partnered with Nixle, makers of an information system for mobile devices to implement its Community Notification System. The Nixle app will alert residents in real-time for localized emergency