On the cover are CPD and COV team members (L-R) Allen Martin and Vic Partee.
Discover Covington's 2021 Event Calendar
In the mood for music or movies? Maybe a 5K? 2021 in Covington has them all and more! Select the "2021 Event Calendar" button below to see the full list of events. Please note events are subject to change or cancellation, but we may also add more so follow us on Facebook, Instagram or visit our websites to find out more about what's happening in the COV!!!
Hillary Wilder, Covington-Newton 911
- Where were you born? Decatur, Georgia
- What was your first car? 1988 Jeep Wrangler
- What was your last job before you worked at the City?Investigative Assistant at GA DDS Office of Investigations
- How long have you worked for the City? Seven years
- What is your favorite part about working with the city?Short commute and close proximity to home
- What is your favorite book and/or movie? Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
- Where is your ideal vacation spot?Anacapri, Italy
- What is your favorite food?Carbohydrates!
- If you could have dinner with a celebrity, dead or alive, who would it be? Ludwig van Beethoven
- What is your hidden talent?Lol...I can blow air out of my eyes!
- Name one thing you are proud of in your life.My relationships and compassion for others.
One of City Clerk Audra Gutierrez's cats, Phoebe, prepares for the second of three public hearings during the teleconference of the City Council meeting on 3/15/21.
- Attended March 15 City Council meeting by teleconference
- Prepared March 15 meeting summary and minutes
- Attended March 15 small group meeting at the Airport
- Fielded 39 phone calls
On Sunday March 21, C-shift officers Sgt. Chris Cain (pictured), Officer Justin Stott and Officer Bob Yarborough participated in Nanny Hazel’s 100th birthday drive through at the National Guard Armory on Carroll Street.
- On March 15, CPD officers responded to Nitro-2-Go to a theft. A short time later, they responded again to a shoplifting. During the first incident, officers viewed video surveillance and observed George Roe shoplifting approximately $250.00 worth of alcohol. During the second incident, officers responded to a shoplifting where George Roe concealed $150.00 worth of alcohol. When confronted by officers, he attempted to flee the store. Roe was subsequently transported to the jail on existing warrants and was issued two citations for shoplifting.
- On March 18, CPD officers responded to Mike's Tire Depot where a black female, in a white Kia Optima, left without paying after four new tires were put on her car. The vehicle is missing its grill and front bumper.
- On March 20, Sharon Crutchfield was arrested at Walmart for felony shoplifting after she attempted to leave the store without paying with a buggy filled with over $1000 worth of items.
- On March 20, officers received a call about a male acting erratic and jumping into the roadway on Conyers Street in the area of Legion Drive. Officers located the 37-year-old white male who was intoxicated and suffers from a mental health condition. The male was turned over to EMS and taken to the hospital after his mother advised that he is on multiple mental health medications and when he drinks, he acts out. The male was admitted into the hospital as a 10-13 patient and will receive treatment.
CID Sgt. Allan Seebaran examined Person Crimes and Property Crimes CID detectives worked for March 15, 2021 to March 21, 2021 and compared them with the previous two years. He found the following results:
From March 15, 2019 to March 21, 2019, there were 11 reported person crimes; during the same date range in 2020, there were seven reported person crimes; and from March 15, 2021 to March 21, 2021, there were nine reported person crimes. For this date range, the statistics were as follows:
- There was a 36% decrease (from 11 to seven) in reported person crimes from 2019 to 2020.
- There was a 28% increase (from seven to nine) in reported person crimes from 2020 to 2021.
- There was a 18% decrease (from 11 to nine) in reported person crimes from 2019 to 2021.
From March 15, 2019 to March 21, 2019, there were 21 reported property crimes; during the same date range in 2020, there were 19 reported property crimes; and from March 15, 2021 to March 21, 2021, there were 17 reported property crimes. For this date range, the statistics were as follows:
- There was a 19% decrease (from 21 to 19) in reported property crimes from 2019 to 2020.
- There was a 10% decrease (from 19 to 17) in reported property crimes from 2020 to 2021.
- There was a 21% decrease (from 21 to 17) in reported property crimes from 2019 to 2021.
Fire Chief Jeremy Holmes spoke about "Adopting Excellence: Cultural Shift Starts with You" at the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs Inc. Executive Conference in Savannah.
- One significant call for the week: Responded automatic aid to a vehicle accident on I-20 east bound at mile marker 95. Upon arrival, found a two-vehicle crash with two fatalities and one critical who was flown out by Life Flight. I-20 was shut down for a considerable time.
- Pre-plan Cinelease Studio with tour of buildings and water supplies (map pictured)
- Replace power cord port on T-22
- Normal station duties
- A Shift responded to 15 calls for the week: B-2 had five responses; E-21 had six responses; T-21 had four responses; R-21 had one response; S-21 had one response; and T-22 had four responses
- Completed station day
- Cut grass at both stations
- Reviewed Lexipol Tier 4 policies
- R. Tanner attended FO3 Class at West Point Fire Department
- Trained on confined space equipment, forcible entry and FAO pumping
- Attended meeting on Cricket Frog Trail project
- Attended meeting on new radio system project
- Assisted NCFD with Dollar General fire (pictured below)
- Responded to two fire calls; six EMS calls; one service call; and two auto/mutual aid calls
- Total training hours: 66 hours
LAST WEEK'S TASKS & EVENTS
- David Powell of the Human Resources Department celebrated 30 years of service to the City (pictured)
- Received 16 applications for open positions
- Scheduled interviews for Gas Equipment Operator, Meter Reader, Utility Locator and Engineering Technician positions
- Offered the CPD Evidence Tech position to the selected candidate
- Posted Water/Sewer Line Worker and GIS Technician positions
- Onboarded new police recruit
- Onboarded two new retirees
- Organized activities for our Health Fair and Open Enrollment in May
- Set up and conducted drug screens for several new employees
- Worked with several Department Directors on department reorganization possibilities
- Met with a department head to determine course of action on an employee issue
- Met with City Manager to discuss the HR Specialist position
- FMLA discussions
- Working with insurance broker on upcoming renewal and auxiliary benefits for our employees
- Priced new AEDs for City facilities
- Completed Flagger Training for the entire Street Department
- Processed damages to City and private properties
These are the most recent statistics received on Friday, March 26, 2021 via phone call with the GNR Health Department:
- Confirmed cases to date: 10,277 (1,005 more cases than discussed exactly one month ago)
- Deaths due to COVID-19: 199 (20 more deaths than discussed exactly one month ago)
We should continue to follow prevention measures while we race to get more people vaccinated." -Dr. Arona, GNR Health Departments
- Confirmed cases to date: Over 1.05 million
- Deaths due to COVID-19: 16,417
PLEASE CONTINUE TO:
♦ Wear a mask in public
♦ Social distance including stay at least 6-feet apart from individuals
♦ Wash your hands
♦ Do not go out if sick
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