A screenshot of the Dunwoody Police Department's new daily bulletin. Image courtesy of Dunwoody City Councilman John Heneghan.

A screenshot of the Dunwoody Police Department’s new daily bulletin. Image courtesy of Dunwoody City Councilman John Heneghan.

 

The Dunwoody Police Department created a daily bulletin to show residents its commitment to transparency, City Councilman John Heneghan says.

 

“The data provided by Dunwoody in this tool probably gives just a snapshot of what our department is doing at any one time, but it doesn’t include the numerous hours of a possible murder investigation, a child molestation case or a prostitution ring being broken up – all of which happened in the last few days,” Heneghan wrote in his blog.

 

On Nov. 18, Dunwoody residents told the police department via social media that they want to see more officers on the roads, Heneghan wrote in a blog.

“Dunwoody residents told social media that they wanted more visibility on the roads, more enforcement and this public page could be a gauge as to what the department is doing to be responsive to the communities desires,” Heneghan wrote.

 

A graphic of social media posts by Dunwoody residents to the Dunwoody Police Department. Image courtesy Dunwoody City Councilman John Heneghan.

A graphic of social media posts by Dunwoody residents to the Dunwoody Police Department. Image courtesy Dunwoody City Councilman John Heneghan.

Heneghan said the City Council has continued to work hard from Day One “to be transparent in everything we do and that includes telling the community what our police department is doing on a daily basis.”

Heneghan reminded residents the police department has more going on than traffic, but that he plans to ask the Public Works Department about traffic calming devices and possibly re-writing the city’s ordinance.

 

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