Morrow Police Dept News and Events

Six Sigma Blue Belt Training was offered to all City of Morrow employees by the City of Morrow Police Department. Detective Schiff and Margaret Ulanowska instructed. Many waste cutting ideas resulted from the individual projects brought to the class by the students. City Hall employees, including Court Clerk Essie West, City Clerk Evyonne Browning, administrative staff Ulysses Wright and Mena Stewart along with E911 Communications Officers Debbie Hunter and Brandy Hicks; and the entire staff of the Morrow Police Department all attended training and report great results from the use of Six Sigma and Lean Sigma principles. The Morrow Police Department will continue to utilize the Six Sigma and Lean Sigma methodologies in our constant strive for waste reduction, process improvement and superior quality of services.

M. Tracy, Sgt. Smith & Sgt. Tran Morrow Employees & Instructor Ulanowska

Councilwoman Jeanell Bridges, City Clerk Evyonne Browning and Assistant to the Chief of Police Laura Troutt attended the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon. The panel of guest speakers included Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson, Clayton County Solicitor General Tasha Mosley and DOT Board Member Dana Lemon. These events held by the Chamber of Commerce encourage and help build strong relationships between business professionals throughout Clayton County.

Commander Hampson and Sergeant Tran attended the annual C.O.P.P.S. Conference held in Washington D.C. Attendance at this conference is a compliance requirement of the C.O.P.P.S. Grant.

A massive chemical fire at Tensar International prompted a multi-jurisdictional response. COSTCO Manager, Kenny Armer donated water to all responders. “A Team” all responded to assist the Clayton County & Morrow Fire Departments and the Clayton County Police Department. Officer Stroud of the COPPS unit also assisted. Reserve Sergeant Slater (not pictured) volunteered his time as well. This was a commendable example of the Morrow Police Department’s commitment to Community Focus. Thanks to all and great job!

Officer Young affected the capture and arrest of a dangerous perpetrator wanted for Armed Robbery. She was commended for her outstanding service, bravery and dedication to duty.

On May 19, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. The Morrow police department participated in the Morrow Elementary School 2011 Graduation. There were 91 of the graduating students that completed the G.R.E.A.T. Program this year. This year was also the introduction to their new G.R.E.A.T. work book which are now in color.

The students of Boston College returned this year to volunteer a week of their time to community beautification. They spent the majority of their time giving Reynolds Nature preserve a face lift. The Morrow Police Department presented the students with recognition pins. And on April 12th, the City Council presented a Proclamation honoring the Boston College students for their exemplary efforts during their visit to our city under the Volunteers for Communities, Appalachia Project. Thanks goes out to Code Enforcement Officer Marti Tracy and V.I.P.S John Williams for coordinating the student activities.

Lt. Wayne Butler, congratulations on receiving your commission in the United States Army Military Police Corps. You have volunteered to lead Soldiers in an Army at war and for that we thank you! We at the City of Morrow Police Department are proud of you for making that commitment, and eager to help in any way to help fulfill that awesome responsibility.....

"Of The Troops and For The Troops."

The owner of Grand Buffet, Maggie Ni, sent a letter of appreciation and donated to the COPPS program in appreciation for the dedication to duty and the Morrow community of Officer Reed.

Detective Sergeant Hays sent a letter of praise and appreciation to Officer Stroud for taking his own time to ensure their loved one received an honorable service.

Sgt. Hess, Ofc. Stroud, Ofc. Quach, Sgt. Turner, & Det. Sgt. Oglesby were instrumental in the immediate apprehension and arrest of two Burglary and Attempted Burglary suspects on March 25, 2011.

Morrow Police Department 2011 Staff Development Workshops

February 2011 Open Range Firearms Training

Pictures from the V.I.P.S. 2010 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.

The Forest Park Christian School came by recently for a police department tour. The COPPS Unit gave out special badges to our new "officers". The students got a chance to get a behind the scenes look at the police department. The students really enjoyed playing with the police car sirens and lights. We really enjoyed having the students come see us.

On September 10th, 2010 Officer Josh Stroud visited with the students at B.C. Hanie Elementary School in Morrow. The kids enjoyed "looking up" to Officer Stroud as well as seeing his patrol car!

Officer of the Quarter
Sgt. Brad Smith

During the 2nd Quarter, and prior to being promoted, Sgt. Smith was assigned to the C-Team and was acting in the capacity as the MPO on the shift. He has been a mentor to on coming new officers to the shift, is very knowledgeable in current criminal and traffic laws and their application. Officer Smith is also consistently reviewing case laws as it applies to his current assignment. He in turn passes down his experience to the shift. During this quarter, Sgt. Smith was a very high producer. Also, he acted in the capacity of Sergeant, even though he was the MPO only. During the time when I was out due to the sickness and death of my daughter, he stepped up and ran the shift and needed no supervision to do so. The shift ran smoothly and he handled all situations that arose in my absence. He also took the Sergeants assessment during this time and he was rewarded by being promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Smith is a very valued member of this agency and with his knowledge and experience, he can continue to mentor upcoming officers and continue to provide the department with excellent leadership skills.

SFC Holman helped to save a toddler in the pool at the Drury Inn. This NCO represents what is best with military service members being in the communities near their duty stations. The actions of Sergeant First Class Ken Holman are keeping with the highest traditions of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the United States Army; they reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Army, his unit and are that of a Noncommissioned Officer of the highest caliber.

Sergeant First Class Holman, keep leading from the front and know that the citizens, fire department, police department, mayor and city council send you a heartfelt thank you for actions that we consider saved the life of a toddler.

Lt. Hal White recognizes the efforts of Officer Quach in receiving his intermediate law enforcement certification.

SGT. Ernest Raper & SGT. Larry Oglesby receiving their 5 year employment pin at the June 8, 2010 City Council meeting.

2010 GREAT 5th Grade Graduation. The Graduation was at Morrow Elementary on May 27, 2010.

Operation Noble Eagle/Enduring Freedom Recognition

What is it? It is a Georgia Association Chiefs of Police (GACP) praiseworthy initiative which started approximately 5 years ago by past president Lou Dekmar and US Army Col. Alton (ret.) to honor those brave men and women who serve two masters - our law enforcement community and the US Armed Services. This recognition program was established by GACP to honor returning US Armed Services veterans from turbulent operations overseas who returned as or became a police officer in the state of Georgia. Those who meet the criteria would be awarded a Certificate of Recognition as well as a lapel pin which could be worn on their uniform. This lapel pin clearly indicates the level of commitment and true professionalism of those who wear it, those who sacrifice each and every day.

Lt. Kristopher Sutton; Operation Uphold Democracy
Lt. Wayne Butler; Operations Desert Shield/Storm
Sgt. Richard Thrasher; Operations Desert Shield/Storm
Officer Michael Tarticchio; Operation Iraqi Freedom
Officer Michael Inot; Operation Iraqi Freedom
Detective Anthony Werbenec; Operation Iraqi Freedom
Captain Scott Olson; Operations Desert Shield/Storm

Congratulations and thank you for your dedicated service to the United States of America and the City of Morrow.

Boy Scouts recently paid a visit to Morrow Police Department.

COPPS Vehicle