City of Johns Creek, Georgia December 2010
COPS Connect - community involvement
Mid-month communications from your Johns Creek Police Department 
PACT (Police and Community Together)


Drunk driving crackdown: JCPD holiday road checks
JCPD checkpoint

Drunk driving remains a leading cause of death and injury on U.S. roadways, particularly during the holiday season.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in December 2009, 753 people were killed in crashes that involved a drunk driver or motorcyclist with a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit of .08.

In support of the NHTSA's national holiday drunk driving crackdown, the JCPD Traffic Safety Unit will conduct road checks at undisclosed locations throughout the city during the New Year's holiday.

Holiday cyber scams: how to avoid them
mouse click

Remember to use caution when shopping online this holiday. If a deal looks too good to be true, it likely is. Follow these guidelines from the FBI.

  • Use only legitimate payment services for all online transactions.
  • Delete any email or text that asks for questions about your financial accounts.
  • Purchase gift cards directly from merchants rather than through auction sites or classified ads.
  • Log directly onto a store's website identified in the e-mail instead of linking to it from an unsolicited e-mail.
  • Contact the actual business that supposedly sent the e-mail to verify if the e-mail is genuine.
  • If you are asked to act quickly, it may be a scam. Fraudsters often create a false sense of urgency.
Weapons carry license fingerprinting more convenient

Previously, the Fulton County Police Department has been the only agency that offered fingerprint services for Fulton County weapons carry licenses applications, but now residents applying for these licenses can also go to the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety to be fingerprinted.

Alpharetta's fingerprinting services are available at 2565 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009, only on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:45 p.m.

There is a $45 fingerprinting fee. Cash, cash cards, credit cards and money orders are accepted. Phone: 678-297-6302.

Remember child passenger safety
child safety seat

Georgia's child passenger safety law requires adults to place children under age six in the rear seat of a passenger vehicle, and in a car/booster seat appropriate for their height and weight and used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

The law does not require kids age six, seven and eight to use booster seats, but it is recommended that children in this age group be secured in federally approved booster seats and remain in those seats until age eight or when their height reaches 4 feet, 9 inches tall.

Using child safety seats can reduce the risk of fatal injury for infants by 69 percent and by 47 percent for toddlers involved in motor vehicle crashes.

Any person transporting an unrestrained child is subject to a $50 fine and one point on their license, and a $100 fine and two points for a second conviction.

Crime & traffic information for last month
Crime Stats
Total calls for service
Total arrests
Total car break-ins
Total burglaries
Traffic accidents

Top 5 intersections for accidents:

1. Medlock Bridge & Old Alabama
2. State Bridge & Kimball Bridge
3. State Bridge & Medlock Bridge
4. Abbotts Bridge & Medlock Bridge
5. Haynes Bridge & Old Alabama

Most accidents in November were caused by following too closely and occurred on Tuesday evenings. There were no fatalities. Of the accidents reported, 16% reported injuries.

Burglaries (8): 11670 Jones Bridge Road, American Wing Company, Blackstone, Brookhollow, Cambridge, Carriage Park, Haynes Landing, and PC Express.

Car break-ins (11): 10955 Jones Bridge Rd., 11720 Medlock Bridge Rd., Country Club of the South, Eagle Glen, Kroger, Newtown Park, Ocee Park, Starbuck's, The Gates, Tilted Kilt, and one unknown location.


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