City Edition
November 1, 2017
Perry 101
Police Department
The Perry Police Department employs 43 sworn officers, including 2 part-time sworn officers, 6 civilians and 6 part-time civilians; 95% of our officers have some college, including 31% have Associate Degrees, 41% have Bachelor Degrees and 19% have Masters Degrees. Our department currently services a population of 16,300 inside of 27.86 square miles, with a total of 7,764 homes and 523 businesses. The estimated daily traffic count for the City’s portion of I-75 totals 46,000. The Perry Police Department has been State Certified since 1998, with a re-certification process every three years. 
The Perry Police Department encourages residents to become involved in the Neighborhood Watch program which promotes active crime prevention awareness. Our department works directly with citizens by attending Homeowner meetings to aid them in reducing crime in their area and in turn, gets valuable feedback from the residents. Currently, there are 13 active groups within the city. Participation in the program allows groups to add “Neighborhood Watch” signs on their streets as well as window decals for their homes. If you are interested in organizing a group in your area, please contact Cpl. Craig Fowler at 478-988-2830.  
Fire and Emergency Services
Leisure Services
Economic Development
City of Perry receives $722,000 CDBG Award from DCA Commissioner, and Perry native, Christopher Nunn
PlanFirst Designation

The City of Perry has been designated a PlanFirst Community by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. As a way of recognizing and rewarding communities for excellence in community planning and carrying out said plans, the PlanFirst designation is an acknowledgement by the State of Georgia that the City of Perry has developed, adopted, and implemented exemplary community plans that incorporate the desires and needs of the community with a focus on the future. Read more.
Fall Neighborhood Cleanup
The Perry Housing Team hosted a Fall Neighborhood Cleanup in the New Hope Neighborhood on Oct. 21, 2017. It was a very successful cleanup and a good time was had by all. The housing team rotates generally between 5 target neighborhoods in Perry twice a year. Be on the lookout for our next one in the spring and come join the fun while giving back to your community.
Community Development
Energy Efficient Loan Program
In August 2010 the City of Perry was awarded a revolving loan grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assist Perry property owners with energy efficiency improvements.  To date the loan program has been a success with providing a low interest loan for residential and commercial properties. For more information click below.
Police
Recently, The Sogadera Club awarded the Perry Police Department a $2,000 donation. The money will be used to purchase portable light towers that can be set up in seconds and comes to full brilliance in under three minutes. The light towers will light the equivalent area of a football field with 360 degrees of ambient light. We would like to thank the Sogadera Club for their generosity and support!
Scam Alert
The “jury duty” scam continues to circulate in our area. If you get a call from someone claiming to be from a local law enforcement agency, stating that you have missed your jury duty and must pay a fine to avoid an arrest warrant, please know that this is a scam. If you are concerned that you may have missed a jury duty summons, please contact your local court system to verify. To report a scam, you can call Perry Police Department at 478-988-2800.  
National Coffee with a Cop Day

Perry Police Department participated in the National Coffee with a Cop Day on October 4, 2017. The event was held at the new Starbuck’s located on Perry Parkway. Coffee with a Cop started in Hawthorne, California and is a simple, effective and barrier-free way for officers to interact with the public, in a relaxed environment. This is an annual event, so please mark your calendars and plan to attend next year on October 3, 2018, location will be announced closer to the event date.

Finance
Main Street
The Perry Downtown Merchants Association and Perry Main Street Program will host downtown Perry’s third observance of Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 25, at participating shops from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Free shopping totes will be distributed while supplies last. The merchants association is offering a passport shopping promotion in which shoppers may get their cards stamped at participating businesses and then turn in their completed passport for a chance to win a drawing for downtown dollars. No purchase is necessary to participate in the passport shopping promotion. For more information about Small Business Saturday, please, visit the Perry Downtown Merchants Association on Facebook or on their website .
Public Works
Pollution prevention of
 the municipal operations and facilities
Stormwater Management's minimum control measure for pollution prevention for municipal operations and facilities is focusing on reducing pollutant runoff from activities such as daily operations of the vehicle maintenance department.    Read More.
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