The agenda for the April 24 session of the Cedartown Planning Commission can be viewed here.

The mission of the Cedartown Police Department is to ensure the safe keeping and protection of human life and to assist individuals who are in danger of physical harm. The department will also provide surveillance protection of all private, business and public properties within the jurisdiction of the City of Cedartown, and direct and participate in public well being and safety efforts when the jurisdiction is threatened by or under the influence of disasters of nature or disasters of man.

The Cedartown Police Department will maintain an environment suited to the equal administration of the law, and provide for individual pursuit by each person of his constitutional rights to liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness.

So that these commitments may be met, the officers of the Cedartown Police Department will enforce the law within the boundaries of the City of Cedartown, as it applies to the ordinances of the city, the State of Georgia and the United States. Emphasis shall be placed on crime, the identification and apprehension of violators and criminal offenders, and the participation by officers in subsequent judicial proceedings.

The Cedartown Police Department will maintain the degree of order necessary to ensure the free movement of citizens and vehicles as well as orchestrate the movement of the public during civic events and mass gatherings. It will also provide efficient and effective management of all police resources so as to create and maintain a sense of public security within the community.

The Cedartown Police Department will provide those services necessary to assist and protect individuals who cannot care for themselves until adequate and appropriate assistance is provided.

To these ends, The Cedartown Police Department will maintain itself at a peak of optimum preparedness capable of immediate and appropriate response, and conduct itself in a manner which will reflect the highest and most noble credit upon itself as a servant of honor in the community.

Reward offered in 2016 shooting death

Reward offered in 2016 shooting death

Cedartown, Ga. – March 29, 2017: In an effort to assist the Cedartown Police Department with the investigation into the death of Kenneth Albert, the family of Mr. Albert is offering a reward in the amount of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons responsible for his murder.Continue Reading

Cedartown Police Department’s K9 Bear has received body armor

Cedartown Police Department’s K9 Bear has received body armor

Cedartown Police Department’s K9 Bear has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bear’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted at the Derby by Christy Brewer of Alpharetta, GA and embroidered with the sentiment “In loving memory of Sydnee”. BearContinue Reading

Police patrolling city streets with two new vehicles

Police patrolling city streets with two new vehicles

      Police officers serving the residents of Cedartown are patrolling city streets in roomier and safer vehicles. The two new Ford SUV Interceptors, based off of Ford’s popular Explorer model, were purchased with SPLOST dollars. The pair of SUVs have been on the road for a few weeks now and are well-received byContinue Reading

Cedartown Police Department’s K9 Bear to get body armor

Cedartown Police Department’s K9 Bear to get body armor

  Cedartown Police Department’s K9 Bear will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bear’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted at the Derby by Christy Brewer of Alpharetta, GA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In loving memoryContinue Reading

City retires five American flags in special ceremony

City retires five American flags in special ceremony

Cedartown, Ga. – July 11, 2016:  Five American flags were retired in an official ceremony at City Hall on July 11. The ceremony took place immediately following the City Commission Meeting. Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome organized and officiated the flag retirement which included the ceremonial burning of the flags. “In accordance with the USContinue Reading

Residents hoping to form neighborhood watch group

Residents hoping to form neighborhood watch group

Cedartown, Ga. — April 6, 2016: The residents of Peppertown (sometimes called Southside) are coming together in hopes of forming a neighborhood watch group. If you are a resident of that area, please make plans to join them on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Southside Baptist Church, 409 CobbContinue Reading

Josh Turner recognized as Exchange Club “Officer of the Year” nominee

Josh Turner recognized as Exchange Club “Officer of the Year” nominee

Cedartown, Ga. – February 29, 2016: Cedartown Police Officer Josh Turner was recognized as a nominee for the Cedartown Exchange Club’s Officer of the Year Award. Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome nominated Officer Turner for consideration of the award. In his official nomination form, Chief Newsome wrote: “On May 17, 2015, Officer Josh Turner was respondingContinue Reading

Drug sweep of Cedartown High conducted; no illegal substances found

Drug sweep of Cedartown High conducted; no illegal substances found

Cedartown, Ga. – February 18, 2016:  No illegal substances were found during a discreet, early-morning drug sweep at Cedartown High School. According to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, K-9 units from the Cedartown Police Department, the Polk County Police Department and the Rome Police Department took part in the pre-planned drug sweep of the 1,000-studentContinue Reading

Eason joins the team at Cedartown Police Department

Eason joins the team at Cedartown Police Department

Cedartown, Ga. – February 4, 2016:  The Cedartown Police Department welcomed the addition of a new officer to the force. Tyler Eason, a 2013 graduate of Cedartown High School, was sworn into his duties in February. Eason will now enter into an 11-week officer training at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy in Austell.Continue Reading

Employee Spotlight: Andre Nicholson

Employee Spotlight: Andre Nicholson

  Cedartown, Ga.- December 29, 2015: Andre Nicholson really can’t remember a time in his life when he didn’t want to be a police officer. “I think I was always interested in being an officer and working in law enforcement,” Andre recalled. “For me, the best part of it is helping people.” If we hadContinue Reading