Conyers Police Conducting Robbery Prevention Seminars for Local Businesses
The Conyers Police Department's (CPD) Community Outreach Unit will be conducting robbery prevention seminars in the coming week in the hope of educating local business owners and employees of what to do in the event of a robbery.
Conyers Police will be meeting with business owners in designated meeting locations in parking lots of various shopping centers. The meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:
- Tuesday, October 9 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Conyers Commons (2239 Highway 20 SE)
- Wednesday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Conyers Plaza (1436 Dogwood Drive, across from Wal-Mart)
- Wednesday, October 10 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Rockdale Plaza (1191 West Avenue)
- Wednesday, October 10 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Conyers Chick-fil-A (1610 Highway 138)
- Thursday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Northside Village (425 Sigman Road)
- Thursday, October 11 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Conyers Crossroads (1564 Dogwood Drive)
Local businesses have been notified of the meetings and the seminars are free to those interested in participating.
"The holidays are almost upon us and we recognize that crimes of opportunity become more prevalent," said Chief of Police Gene Wilson. "This is our effort to educate business owners and employees on the front lines of what to do and what not to do in a robbery situation. We want to ensure the safety of businesses and their patrons during the holiday season and year-round."
For more information or questions about the seminars, contact Sergeant Peggy Dunn at 678-374-5603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Outreach division is located at the Conyers Police North Annex at 1258 Irwin Bridge Road. The annex houses Community Outreach, Internal Affairs and the Special Operations divisions.
Community Outreach is responsible for coordinating Neighborhood Watch programs in the city's many neighborhoods and Business Crime Watch programs in business districts and corridors throughout the city. Community Outreach officers organize and conduct the Citizens Police Academy that is open to residents in the spring and fall each year. Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy, as well as other citizens, are eligible to participate in the Police Department's VIPS program, Volunteers In Police Service. VIPS are utilized for assistance with crowd control and parking at special events, assisting the Court Services Department and helping with common calls for service such as unlocking a locked car door.