"The primary purpose (mission) of a law enforcement agency is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional law enforcement services. To attain this, the Bloomingdale Police Department enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. The Agency recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. This Agency actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime to facilitate the maximum use of resources.
The Bloomingdale Police Department vigorously responds to calls for law enforcement services, enforces all State, Federal and local laws and ordinances, protects life and property, investigates matters of a criminal nature, preserves the peace, and strives to prevent crime and disorder. We are guided by the ordinances enacted by the City of Bloomingdale, the State and Federal laws, and the Constitutions of Georgia and the United States of America."
Bloomingdale Police Department
6 Adams Road, Bloomingdale, GA
Phone (912) 748-8302
Facsimile (912) 748-4192
State Certified Law Enforcement Agency
The Bloomingdale Police Department has been a state certified law enforcement agency since 2003.
Certification is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The foundation of certification lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives.
Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable standards have been successfully implemented.
The process culminates with a decision by a joint executive committee that the agency has met the requirements for certification.
Certification status represents a significant professional achievement. Certification acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.
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Bloomingdale Police Department
The Bloomingdale Police Department supports the Wounded Warrior Program. Our service men and women, many of who come home back to the law enforcement community, have made great sacrifices to insure our freedom and safety.
Some are coming home with wounded bodies and in some cases wounded spirits. It is time to give back to those who have sacrificed so much.
Please go to their website and consider giving what you can to help these heroes and their families get back on their feet.
UPDATE ON "MOTORIZED VEHICLE LAW"
The new "Motorized Vehicle Law" is posted on the Community Information page of this website. There have been some updates on the interpretation of the law.
The following is an email sent by the Georgia Association of Police Chiefs to help explain the new law:
To: All GACP Active, Professional and Life Members
From: Frank Vincent Rotondo, GACP Executive Director
Re: Golf Cart Vehicles
Date: January 3, 2012
Recently, the staff at the Georgia Municipal Association notified GACP about inaccurate news stories circulating about changes in State laws regarding “personal transportation vehicles”, commonly known as golf carts. In order to provide you with accurate information about these recent changes, GMA has provided the following.
Recent golf carts stories contain inaccuracies Georgia Municipal Association
Recent media reports on a new Georgia law creating a definition for “personal transportation vehicles,” commonly known as golf carts, contain inaccurate information.
What the law does:
The new law only creates a definition for “personal transportation vehicles” and requires such vehicles to have certain safety features.
What the law does not do:
The new law does not mandate that golf carts be allowed to be driven on residential streets. Nor does the law place a mandate upon cities to pass an ordinance to prevent golf carts from being driven on city streets.
What cities can do:
Georgia’s cities may still pass local ordinances regulating “motorized carts,” which have been defined in Georgia law for a number of years.
The definition for “motorized cart” is strikingly similar to the definition for “personal transportation vehicle” and unlike the latter definition, the definition for “motorized cart” has specific state law describing what the carts can do and what cities can do to regulate them.
GMA has prepared a short Q&A to help cities understand the new definition and its relationship to regulating golf carts on city streets.
Please contact GMA's Rusi Patel at (678) 686-6210 if you have any questions.