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Kingsland City Hall
107 South Lee Street
P.O. Box 250
Kingsland, GA 31548
Phone: (912) 729-5613
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Recent Events & Happenings at the Police Department

Jan. 2013  Congradulations to Ofc. James Flowers on his selection by a panel interview to replace Ofc. Tim Carter as a School Resource Officer assigned to the Camden County High School.  Ofc. Carter will be retiring from law enforcment service at the end of the 2013 school year in May.

Apr. 2013  Kingsland PD hosts it's annual Easter Egg hunt at a new location this year.  Due to construction at our Veterans Park, KPD moved the Easter Egg hunt just down Hwy. 17 to Little Catfish Creek Park and placed 5000 candy filled egg's in three age based areas for roughly 400 children who attended this annual charity event.  Ten prized eggs were located by some lucky children who received additional items for their baskets.  The Easter Bunny was on hand delivered as always by our dedicated Firefighters of the Kingsland Fire Department, this event was attended by Chief of Police Darryl Griffis, Councilman Day and Mayor Smith and was a hugh sucess.

May. 2013  It is with sadness that we say goodbye to retiring School Resource Officer Tim Carter whose presence at the High School has been a long term fixture since 1994.  Ofc. Carter leaves Kingsland with 21 years service in addition to 10 years service as a Police Officer with the City of Folkston. Timmy will be enjoying his retirement with his family but will continue to support the KPD as a guest instructor during training sessions in the future.

May 2013 Kingsland Police Department welcomes aboard Officer Chris Burnett who recently moved to the area with his family from just outside Atlanta.  Ofc. Burnett brings several years of law enforcement experience to KPD from the Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Police Department and a year as a law enforcement Park Ranger with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Ofc. Burnett will be moving to Woodbine with his family.

Sep 2013 Kingsland Police Department says goodbye to Lt. James Galloway who is leaving KPD after serving 14 years to accept a position with Sheriff Jim Proctor in Woodbine.  Det. Sgt. Susan Lottinville will be managing the Investigative Division of KPD.

Sep 2013 Kingsland Police Department welcomes aboard a new officer from the state of Missouri.  Ofc. Jermey Stagner joins the PD after graduation from the Savannah Tech Police Academy twenty two week law enforcement program.  Ofc. Stagner brings six and a half years of police experience from the Jackson County Sheriff Office in Kansas City and four years of service from the United States Marine Corps.  While serving in the USMC Ofc. Stagner won the Silver Star in Iraq for "Gallantry in Action", this award is the nations third highest award for valor.  Ofc. Stagner is featured in Col Oliver North's novel "Hero's".  Ofc. Stagner lives with his family in St. Marys.

Oct 2013 It is with sadness that we say goodbye to retiring Corporal Vincent "Vinny" Passarella whose presence at the Police Department for the past 22 years has touched the lives of many of our citizens and officers in the area with memorable events.  Recently Vinny has been acting as a desk sergeant.

Nov 2013 Kingsland Police Department welcomes aboard three new officers.  Officer Isaac Taylor comes to the agency as a recent graduate of the Savannah Tech College law enforcement academy and brings 14 years of military police experience as a patrol officer.  Officer Taylor lives with his family in Brunswick.  Officer Bailey Jones comes to the agency as a recent graduate of the Savannah Tech College law enforcement academy after attending college while pursuing her Criminal Justice degree, Officer Jones lives in St. Marys.  Officer Sean Rafferty comes to the agency as a veteran police officer from New Jersey and for the past several years as a Patrol Officer for the Savannah Metropolitan Police.  Officer Rafferty resides in St. Marys.

Nov 2013 Congradulations to the recent graduating class of Basic / Intermediate SWAT school, 18 students representing four agencies attended this test of endurance to become the newest SRT officers in South Georgia.

Dec 2013  We say goodbye to Ofc. James Dumas who is leaving the Department to care for his mother in the Florida panhandle area.  Ofc. Dumas has only been with the agency for a short time but made a definite impact and contributed his expertise from the USMC to the Departments SRT.

Feb 2014 We say goodbye to Ofc. Jacob Phillips who is leaving the Department due to medical reasons.  Ofc. Phillips has only been with the agency for a short time after having served in the USCG in Alaska and will be missed by the agency.

Feb 2014 The new hire process is open and running with over 40 applicants in the pool to fill a total of 5 positions.

Mar 2014 Congratulations to  Det. Brian Aligood and Insp. Richard Sapp on completing the certification for CVSA Examiner in Daytona Beach, Fl

Mar 2014 Ofc. Don Belcher begins the Eddie Eagle Gun safety program at all of Kingsland Elementary School's also the Woodbine Elementary School.  With over 1200 children aged from 1st to 3rd grades participating to learn what to do when they find a gun either in the home or in the field.  This NRA backed program has been well received and allows for good early interaction with the children.

Mar 2014 Welcome aboard to four new hires, Officer Samantha Swartz will come to the Kingsland Police Department as a certified officer  from the Police Academy at Savannah Tech after a 18 week program, Officer Swartz lives in Kingsland.  Officer George Firestine comes to KPD from many years service as a Corrections Deputy with the Brevard County Sheriff Office in Florida, prior to that Ofc. Firestine worked for the Florida Department of Corrections and later the Federal Bureau of Prisons under contract with Geo Group.  Ofc. Firestine lives with his family in St. Marys.  Officer Leyla Wainright-Cogan comes to KPD from the Charlton County Recreation Department and is a lifelong resident of Charlton/Camden county and lives with her family in Kingsland.  Officer Steven Sainz comes to KPD from his service with CCAR a community based alliance group serving the needs of citizens in Camden County, he is a graduate of Camden County High School and lives in St. Marys. 

Events at KPD

Officer Survival Movie Link

Camden Pardnership Presentation 2012

2008 Event Archive

2009 Event Archive

2010 Event Archive

2011 Event Archive

2012 Event Archive

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