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Precinct 5 PENS August 2021

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August 18, 2021

Welcome to this month’s PENS, Police Email Notification System bulletin. This monthly bulletin is brought to you from the Cobb County Police, Precinct 5 Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU5) and is designed to keep you aware of safety alerts and crime trends in your area and measures you can take to keep you and your family safe.

Public Safety Topic of the Month

Employment Opportunities with Cobb County Public Safety

Cobb County Police


The Cobb County Police Department is a professional and innovative policing agency with state and national accreditation. We are committed to our core values of Honor, Integrity, Professionalism, Courage, Commitment and Respect and proud of the relationships and support we have in our community.

We are the lead law enforcement agency serving a county of 345 square miles and over 760,000 residents on the northwest side of the Atlanta metropolitan area. With an authorized strength of over 700 officers, the department operates out of 5 precincts and has over 25 full and part-time specialty units.

The Cobb County Police Department has a diverse opportunity of assignments for you to pursue any passion while serving the community. The ability to move around precincts and through multiple specialty assignments, combined with abundant opportunities for promotion, will keep each day exciting, challenging and rewarding throughout your career with Cobb County. We provide exceptional training and state-of-the-art equipment to prepare you for success and we look forward to you accepting the challenge to be the best and joining our family at the Cobb County Police Department.

For more information visit or call:

Internal Affairs Recruiting and Background Unit

Cobb County 911

The Cobb County Department of Public Safety E911 Emergency Communications Center invites you to explore a career as an Emergency Communications Officer. Our agency is certified by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and serves as the E911 call and dispatch center for the Cobb County Police Department, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services, City of Marietta Police and Fire, and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Department.

This expanding career field is ideal for a person with good communication and multi-tasking skills and the ability to work under stressful conditions.

Testing for the position of Emergency Communications Officer 1 generally takes place several times per year. Once the position posts online, it will remain open until all testing spaces are filled. If testing has closed, please check back periodically.

For more information and to apply you can visit:

Upcoming Events

3rd Annual COOL CARS & COPS Community Event

Car Show , Touch-A-Truck, Kids Costume Contest, Food Trucks, Prizes 

Hosted by: Cobb County Police Department Community Affairs Unit
Where: Cobb Police Training Center 2435 E.W. Connector Austell, GA 30106
When:  September 18, 2021 12:00pm - 4:00pm

$15 per vehicle to participate in the car show

Proceeds benefit SWAT Santa

For more information and vehicle participation contact: or

Riding with the Blue Charity Poker Run

Hosted by: Cobb County Police Department Community Affairs Unit
Where: Cobb Police Training Center 2435 E.W. Connector Austell, GA 30106
When:  September 18, 2021

  • 12:00pm: Registration
  • 1:00pm: Poker Run including 4 stops
  • 4:00pm: Poker Run Celebration at Police Training Center

$20 per motorcycle and $10 for passenger/ 1 T-Shirt for the first 75 Motorcycles

Proceeds benefit SWAT Santa

For more information and vehicle participation contact: or

Current Crime Trends

We have received at least 8 entering auto reports in the Horseshoe Bend neighborhood. Unlocked vehicles were  entered, and most were searched with minimal items taken.

We currently have no suspect information and need your help!

Please check your surveillance cameras to see if they record any suspects beginning Saturday night 8/18 into Sunday morning 8/19. If anyone witnesses or hears of any possible suspects, please send us a private message through or call us at 770-499-4578.

Officers will be making “Zone Patrols,” focused on the affected area to deter further incidents.  Continue to remove items of value, especially firearms, and lock your car doors. In addition, keep your garage doors closed, always, and do not leave keys or key fobs in your vehicles. We enjoy the lowest rate of entering autos in the county, yet we need to focus on prevention to keep it that way.

Remember to CALL 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity.

What You Can Do

Burglary Prevention

  • Lock your doors, including the one from the garage.
  • Keep garage doors closed-check before bed every night.
  • Use motion sensor-activated lighting.
  • Use surveillance cameras.

Entering Auto Prevention

  • Lock your vehicles and remove items of value and items that appear to contain valuables.
  • If you can’t keep them with you, secure your valuables in the trunk before reaching your location.
  • Keep your vehicle locked and your purse or wallet on your person while fueling at the gas station.

Postal Theft

  • Use anti-theft mailboxes with a special locking system.
  • Use security cameras.
  • Do not raise the mail flag.
  • Do not send cash, checks, or anything that has credit card information.

Remember to CALL 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity. If you see something, say something!

Cobb County Camera Registry

The Cobb County Police Camera Registration program is a police/community video partnership that operates on a voluntary basis with homeowners, neighborhoods and business owners who own private video surveillance systems. We encourage both businesses and residents to register their cameras online by completing the form below.

This program is intended to let our officers know where cameras are active in the county in case a crime occurs. It is not intended for active surveillance, and officers will not have direct access to homeowners' cameras. Those who register a camera will be contacted if a crime occurs in the vicinity of that camera.

Information provided by residents and businesses will be maintained in a secure database.

Online Registration Form


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Stay Safe,

Det. Lieutenant J.B Wade
Det. Sergeant W.R. Pettitt

Cobb County Police Department
Criminal Investigation Unit Pct. 5
4640 Dallas Highway
Powder Springs, GA 30127
(770) 499-4578