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Department of Juvenile Justice Introduces TIP Line

August 17, 2012

To promote the safety of both juvenile offenders and detention center staff, the Department of Juvenile Justice last week introduced its new online TIP Line.

Strengthening Boating Safety Through Licensing

August 7, 2012

As families and state officials reflect on this year's fatal boating accidents on Lake Lanier, public safety advocates have begun calling for stricter regulation of recreational waterways. By requiring boaters to apply for licenses, much in the same way drivers do, advocates hope to curb boating accidents.

Dealing With Dangerous Dogs

July 20, 2012

In response to an alarming series of dog attacks on children and neighborhood residents reported during the last several years, the General Assembly last legislative session passed and Governor Nathan Deal approved House Bill 685, which, with its Responsible Dog Ownership Law, now holds owners more deeply accountable for their dangerous or vicious dogs.

Summer Safety for Kids

July 6, 2012

With temperatures hovering in triple digits, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Family & Children Services offer tips to help you keep your children safe this summer.

Preparing for Hurricanes

May 31, 2012

Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Beryl passed through the state, pouring rains on Memorial Day weekend picnics and beach outings. Running from June 1 to November 30, hurricane season has officially arrived. 

Tornado Awareness and Safety Tips

April 24, 2012

Last year, more than a dozen tornadoes swept through northwest and central Georgia, killing 15 and injuring 143 others.

Bicycling Safely On Georgia Roadways

April 19, 2012

Last spring, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 101, which strengthens bicycle safety rules around the state.

Becoming a Police Officer

March 27, 2012

Every day more than 59,000 police officers around the state work to ensure residents’ safety. To join their ranks, you need to be a U.S. citizen who’s at least 18 years old, and you must hold a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Honoring Fallen Firefighters

March 19, 2012

On May 5, as part of its 10th Annual Firefighter’s Weekend, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center will hold its Firefighter Memorial Service, a time to remember those who’ve given their lives to rescue others.

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