The Gwinnett County Police Training Facility Showcased in June

June 7, 2019
Police Training Photo

For the Gwinnett Municipal Association June 2019 meeting members were invited to hold the session at the Gwinnett Police Training Facility.  The meeting theme was recognition of all Gwinnett Police organizations.  Gwinnett County Police Chief Butch Ayers was the primary speaker for the session.
Members and guests was welcomed in the facility parking lot by special personnel and equipment used in callout situations.  Attendees were able to see first-hand SWAT and other tactical operations equipment.  A special “take down” demonstration was executed with use of “flash bang” devices and apprehension procedures demonstrated for the attendees.

Chief Ayers provided law enforcement trends and results as part of his presentation.  The chief shared information about the cooperation and support that exists between the Gwinnett Police and the nine cities that have their own police departments.  Mutual aid arrangements are in place and used among all the police departments.
Chief Ayers recognized the following Precinct Commanders:
District 1 Major Amanda Cain                                      District 2 Major Trapp McDowell
District 3 Major Greg Adams                                        District 4 Major Gale Higginbotham
District 5 Major Chris smith                                          District 6 (New) Major Joel Whitt

At the conclusion of Chief Ayers remarks GwMA President Barbara Bender announced special recognitions for the following Gwinnett Police Chiefs and their staffs:
Gwinnett Chief Butch Ayers                                         Auburn Chief Christopher Hodge
Braselton Chief Terry Esco                                           Buford safety Director Dan Branch
Dacula Marshal Greg Chapel                                       Duluth Chief Randy Belcher
Lawrenceville Chief Tim Wallis                                    Lilburn Chief Bruce Hedley
Loganville Chief Mike McHugh                                    Norcross Chief Bill Grogan
Snellville Chief Roy Whitehead                                    Suwanee Chief Mike Jones 

GwMA recognizes and appreciates Training Facility Commander Major Mark Fitzpatrick and his staff for hosting the association.  The facility tours and demonstrations were professional and educational.  We are fortunate to have the infrastructure and personnel of this caliber dedicated to training our police forces in Gwinnett County.