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The Administration Division is staffed by four full-time civilian clerks. This division processes all incident reports, accident reports, arrest and booking reports, traffic citations and warnings, court dockets and warrants. They are also responsible for all entries made into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) network which includes arrest warrants, stolen vehicles and boats, stolen firearms, stolen serial-numbered articles and missing persons.
All police reports for the City of Port Wentworth are computer generated. Entry and documentation of these reports are conducted on a daily basis. Correspondence to proper County and State Agencies are compiled each week and distributed. Such correspondence will include validation of NCIC records, forwarding accident reports to the Department of Public Safety, court records to State and Superior Courts of Chatham County and preparing the Uniformed Crime Statistics.
The City of Port Wentworth Municipal Court conducts preliminary hearings on felony cases, warrant hearings, motion hearings, traffic and misdemeanor cases, as well as City Ordinance violations. Monthly records are kept of all persons arrested, suspension notices to the Department of Public Safety, probation records, incident reports, crime statistics, traffic citations, vehicle impoundments, NCIC files, field interview cards, daily activity logs, and criminal warrants.
Code Enforcement and Community Service
One Police Officer is assigned to the Division of Code Enforcement and Community Services, which includes Community Watch and Crime Prevention. Code Enforcement notices are placed as a door hanger at the property in violation, as a courtesy. In some cases, a formal written letter is issued to violators or a subpoena to Municipal Court is delivered to those persons who do not comply with City Ordinance Codes.
The Investigations Division is staffed by two criminal investigators and one drug investigator. They are responsible for conducting criminal investigations into all crimes reported within the jurisdiction of the City of Port Wentworth. This includes crimes against persons, and/or personal property, missing persons, juvenile crimes, undercover and drug investigations, as well as City Ordinance violations.
Port Wentworth Police Department utilizes current knowledge of State and Federal Laws to:
In addition, this division performs all forensic investigations to include:
The Patrol Division is the largest division within the Port Wentworth Police Department.
7224 GA Highway 21
Port Wentworth, Georgia 31407
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
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