The employees of the Cobb County Police Department, 911 Communications, and DPS may, at times, find themselves in need of personal and family counseling and support of a spiritual nature. No one is confronted with more situations that demoralize and create emotional, mental and spiritual burdens than those who work in the law enforcement environment.
An organized program designed to respond to the needs of employees in these areas will serve to enhance employee well being, both on and off the job. The Police Chaplain Program will serve to address these specific needs providing assistance to the employee and the organization.
Community Affairs Unit
The Community Affairs Unit conducts crime prevention seminars and training, and coordinates similar activities conducted by the precincts and special units. This unit brings together Code Enforcement Officers and Police Officers to work together as a unit to enforce zoning codes, as well as other laws generally under the enforcement of the Police Department. The unit works primarily in high crime statistic areas, allowing Code Enforcement Officers and Police Officers to keep a closer eye on violations that could possibly signal criminal activity. Enforces public safety violations as well as zoning code violations as required. The Code Enforcement Division continues to investigate and enforce zoning complaints from the public on a daily basis.
Internal Affairs/Recruitment Unit
This unit investigates the background status and conducts other hiring requirements for recruitment of potential sworn employees. The unit investigates and/or refers complaints concerning possible policy or rules violations by members of the Police Department. Non-rated sworn officers assigned to this unit are designated as Investigators. Rated officers will maintain their respective rank designations.
Public Information Office
The Public Information Office is the primary point of contact for the dissemination of information from the Department to the media and general public.
The primary mission of the Ranger Unit is the enforcement of state laws and Cobb County Ordinances on Cobb County Park properties. The Ranger Unit is also responsible for patrol on the Army Corp of Engineers Property, The Silver Comet Trail,and at other installations and locations at the direction of the Chief of Police. The Ranger Unit is equipped with a wide variety of vehicles such as motorcycles, bicycles, ATV's and 4-wheel drive vehicles to perform off road patrols.
The purpose of the Reserve Unit is to supplement the full-time police force to enhance law enforcement service to the citizens of Cobb County. The Unit consists of both volunteer officers and part-time officers who are former full-time Cobb County Police Officers who have resigned or retired in good standing with at least fifteen (15) years of service. Normally, Reserve Officers are assigned to administrative duties, however, they may be assigned to any patrol duty as well.
Special Projects Unit
The unit is responsible for accreditation and certification management, policy development, and conducting planning and research. The unit provides administrative support to other components of the Department when requested to do so by the Chief of Police or his designee.