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Old 03-27-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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I have heard that the Atlanta Police Department had ended the "Red Dog" Unit in the Atlanta Police Department many years ago. Is this true? And if so, is there a drug unit that has replaced it? If so, what is the name of the unit?

Also, are there names for any other units within the Atlanta Police Department, i.e. (gang units, drug units, firearms units, etc...)

I have many more questions related to the Atlanta Police Department, but I will just start here. I am hoping that there are some police officers that take part in this forum. If not, at least someone who is VERY knowledgeable of the ins and outs of the Atlanta Police System.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Anybody know?
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Anybody know?
I have a hunch that you would have to contact APD. I also have a hunch that you 'know' that those involved in such investigations will probably not tell you much --should not, etc.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Does anyone ever use search engines anymore? The unit is listed on the official website and org chart.

Atlanta Police Department | Red Dog Unit (http://www.atlantapd.org/web5-2/Index.asp?nav=RD&menu=42 - broken link)

Atlanta Police Department | Organizational Chart (http://www.atlantapd.org/web5-2/index.asp?nav=OrgChart - broken link)
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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Thank you very much. Neil0311, are you knowledgeable of how things work in a Police Dept.?

I don't know why I didn't see that before. Seems like I remember googling Red Dog Unit, but didn't find it. Now I google it, and there it is. The first link. Oh well.

Do you know how the crime Zone system works and how it affects the officers? Does an officer get stationed to a specific crime zone? Or is that just a way to organize the beats?

I don't see why anyone wouldn't answer these questions. Its not like this is some type of classified information or anything.
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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I can only imagine with all that goes on online there are security issues that could become problematic.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Thank you very much. Neil0311, are you knowledgeable of how things work in a Police Dept.?

Do you know how the crime Zone system works and how it affects the officers? Does an officer get stationed to a specific crime zone? Or is that just a way to organize the beats?
Sorry, I have very little understanding of how things work at the PD, and aim to keep it that way.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Sorry, I have very little understanding of how things work at the PD, and aim to keep it that way.
LOL. Got it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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i believe they still exist. there name was mentioned today in the news article. they still suck. I remember one night just sitting in the car with friends. they pulled up , made us get out, asked me a question , which i answered and then began to beat me with his club. then they told us to have a good night!!!!!!!!. i thought this crap only happened in LA or on tv. nope, happens in atlanta, I bet red dog is proud of theirselves. so no, i wouldnt feel sorry if one of them got shot. i respect and like most police. but they arent police, they are the same thing that they arrest >> trash
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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Lungsucker?? I find it hard to believe your story and hopefully the people of Atlanta know how dedicated this understaffed unit is.. I feel sorry for people as bitter as you that feel the need to make up such stories
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