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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.

Keeping Bears At Bay

July 17, 2012

With camping season well underway, the Department of Natural Resources shares some simple tips about how to keep black bears away from your camp.

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.

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 18, 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.