Officers complete training

Two Newnan Police Department officers recently completed the Advanced Traffic Law course conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

Completing the course were Officer Casey Muller and Patrol Officer Daniel C. Poole.

This course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for advanced certification.

It provides public safety officers an overview of the laws in the Georgia Traffic Code that pertain to moving vehicle violations and includes updates on rules of the road, which govern how a vehicle shall be operated safely on Georgia roads. Rules of the road only encompass laws governing traffic, but also include common driving practices.

Additional topics include driver’s and vehicle licensing requirements; state-wide vehicle safety inspection regulations and emission standards in appropriate counties; and factors contributing to accidents and serious offenses that result in significant property damage, injury or loss of life.

Emphasis in the course is placed on Georgia statutes that govern the operation of motor vehicles and case law pertaining to specific offenses.

Funding for the program is provided by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

More Local

Community policing survey vetted at Chalk Level meeting

A planned community policing survey got a close look at a meeting of the Chalk Level Neighborhood Association, and plans are moving forward ... Read More

Cowetans concerned about program cuts, price increases

Most of Coweta County’s “program cuts” included in the fiscal year 2016 budget will take effect Jan. 1. They include the d ... Read More

Foreclosures jump from 45 to 83 in a month

The number of foreclosure advertisements in The Newnan Times-Herald jumped significantly this month – from 45 in September to 83 in Oc ... Read More

Newnan Utilities hosts Taste of Home Cooking School

Newnan Utilities will host their popular Taste of Home Cooking School at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Nov. 12. Taste of Home ... Read More

Westmoreland may seek House Speaker post

Coweta County resident Lynn Westmoreland may be eyeing a run for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Speaker John Boehner announced Sep ... Read More

Surveillance footage IDs thief

Video surveillance footage helped capture a man accused of stealing items from a parked car. Authorities from the Coweta County Sheriff&rsqu ... Read More