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Organization of the Byron Police Department

The Byron Police Department is organized into four divisions. The Patrol Division is the oldest and most visible and its primary focus is 24-hour patrol and other uniformed enforcement units. Other divisions include administrative, investigations, and training.

Administrative Division

The Administrative Division is responsible for all support services within the Byron Police Department. This includes providing professional assistance to both the residents of Byron as well as to the employees of the police department.

In addition, this unit is responsible for all record keeping within the department. The Administrative Unit works with the various courts to ensure the proper documentation is available when needed and is maintained accurately, safely, and efficiently.

Patrol Division

It is the responsibility of the Byron Police Department's uniformed Patrol Division to respond to calls for service through the 911 system, as well as medical emergencies.

When not responding to calls for service, police officers of the uniformed Patrol Division aggressively patrol their zones to ensure the safety of the residents in the city. Assignments within the uniformed Patrol Division include, but are not limited to: Patrol, Speed and Traffic Enforcement (STEP), Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Unit, and K9.

Due to the high volume of emergency 911 calls received by the city, some calls may be handled by other specialized units allowing for uniformed patrol officers to remain in service to handle priority calls.

Investigations Division

The Investigations Division determines and documents the circumstances of any crimes committed within the city limits and takes follow-up actions to identify, detain, and arrest the perpetrators of these crimes.

Division personnel may investigate felony and misdemeanor crimes that run the gamut from shoplifting to homicide. These personnel receive training to keep pace with the newest technology and utilize the appropriate resources and techniques to solve crimes committed within the City.

Investigators are primarily responsible for investigating:

  • Homicides, all violent or suspicious deaths
  • Assaults
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping and abduction
  • Rapes and other sexual assault offenses involving adults
  • Missing persons involving adults
  • Business and residential burglaries
  • Auto Theft
  • Theft, including the fencing of stolen property
  • Domestic Violence
  • Fraudulent offenses
  • Financial crimes
  • Forgery
  • Credit card fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Coercion and bribery offense

Investigators are also responsible for investigating the following crimes against juveniles:

  • Child molestation and rape
  • Communicating with a minor for immoral reasons
  • Indecent exposure
  • Missing and Runaway children
  • Internet Crimes against Children

Training Division

The Training Division supplies both in-service and specialized training to the officers of the Byron Police Department. This training includes firearms and tactical training.

All police officers are required to complete in-service training each year as well as specialized training in areas including taser, defensive tactics, firearms, and legal updates. All outside training is coordinated through the training unit. For more information, call 478-956-2880.

In addition to the divisions, two special units operate within the department.

At the forefront of the Byron Police Department's educational strategies is the Safe Traffic Operations Program (STOP). The program is of no cost to the public and supports the local and surrounding communities with educational and community awareness programs each month.

The Byron Police Department and the Peach County Sheriff's Office have a joint Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (SERT). The team is comprised of 24 highly skilled and specially equipped officers.

The SERT Team is utilized during critical incidents such as barricaded gunmen, hostage negotiations, and high-risk entry for search/arrest warrant service.

For non-emergency police assistance during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), call the Byron Police Department at 478-956-2880.

If you need emergency police assistance, do not hesitate to dial 911. Assistance will be provided as soon as possible!