The Georgia Department of Public Safety was established in 1937. Its divisions include the Georgia State patrol, Motor Carrier Compliance Division and Capitol Police. Services provided by the Department of Public Safety include firearms permits, enforcing traffic laws, prevention and investigation of human trafficking and public criminal records and forms.
The Georgia State Patrol prides itself in the fact that it was the first such law enforcement agency in the country to employ dash-mounted cameras in patrol cars. Each of its troopers also receive specialized training in Pursuit Intervention Technique, allowing troopers to put an escape vehicle during a pursuit in a controlled spin to stop the offender.
Divisions of Georgia Police
Georgia State Patrol provides a multitude of services to the state's Department of Public Safety. These include a Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, SWAT, Criminal Interdiction Unit and Nighthawks DUI Task Force. These divisions are utilized to investigate and prevent crimes throughout the state.
The Capitol Police Division is charged with protecting the state's capitol building by checking employees and guests to ensure they have the proper identification when entering. This division also checks all packaging and mail that is delivered to the capitol.
The Motor Carrier Compliance Division oversees the state's High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, Express Lanes, commercial licensing, human trafficking investigations and transportation safety rule enforcement.
The Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division provides public support and safety via air fleets including 15 helicopters and one Cessna airplane. This division operates 24/7 in the state.
Requesting Georgia Police Records
The state of Georgia allows the public to request information regarding felony convictions on another person's record without their knowledge or consent. There is a state-run website that provides such searches to the public. Complete Georgia Police records can be requested at local law enforcement agencies as well. Information found in these records includes the offender's name and physical description, arrest date, charges, disposition of the court case and any incarceration information.