Public Information Office

The Public Information Office (PIO) serves as the liaison between the Police Department and the members of the media, both local, national and international. PIO is responsible for the release of accurate and timely information regarding the activities of the Department to the news media (broadcast and print) and the public. The function of PIO is an integral component of the day-to-day law enforcement operations of the Department, guaranteeing that the avenues of communication are consistently open among the Department, the media, and the citizenry is the goal of the PIO staff. The rapport established by the PIO and the media benefits both participants. The media receives extremely current and factual information for publication and broadcast. At the same time, the law enforcement community benefits from the media's enhanced dissemination capabilities to publicize the Department's crime prevention efforts and community policing projects. The PIO strives to promote a positive image of the Department through its relationship with the media outlets and specialized programs tailored to the community's needs.

Any Media Personnel may contact the Public Information Officer, Officer Ted Sadowski, at (678) 512-3731 or email at

Officer Sadowski also is the Social Media Coordinator. His duties include keeping the public up-to-date with the latest information. Officer Sadowski is in-charge of the Police Department's FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Nextdoor program.

To contact Officer Sadowski, you may contact him via email at:, or (678) 512-3731.

Crime Analysis can occur at various levels, including tactical, operational, and strategic. Officer Sadowski will study crime reports, arrests reports, and police calls-for-service to identify emerging patterns, series, and trends as quickly as possible. He'll analyze these phenomena for all relevant factors, sometimes predict or forecast future occurrences, and issue bulletins, reports, and alerts to other agencies. He'll then work with those other agencies to develop effective strategies and tactics to address crime and disorder.

For Crime Prevention Information, please click HERE.

How does the City of Duluth's Crime Rate differ from other cities in Georgia?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) collects crime data from cities throughout the United States, then compiles the data for you to view. To view, please click HERE. (latest compiled year; 2019)

Request Crime Stats

To request crime statistics, send an email. Please provide the following:
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Press Releases

May 2022
Fatal Hit and Run Collision

March 2022
Chief Belcher Announces Retirement
Fatal Train Collision

February 2022
Arrest Warrant Obtained for Shooting at Gun Lobby

January 2022
Illegal Gambling Operation Arrest

September 2021
Missing Person - Zion Bynum

August 2021
Duluth Police Officer Recovers in Hospital

November 2020
Duluth Police 911eye Program

June 2020
School Zone Speed Cameras - 2020 School Term

For previous Press Releases, please contact Officer Sadowski.