Yesterday there was a meeting of the Cobb County Law Enforcement Association (CCLEA) at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. The Church is the quarterly host of this excellent time or work by all the police agencies working in Cobb County. The leadership of all the law enforcement come together for support, training and recognition of outstanding work in law enforcement in our county.
Yesterday the Cobb County District Attorney was the guest speaker. He and his staff brought a great presentation about the extent of gang related crime in Cobb. Most people would think that there is not much of a gang problem in Cobb County. But there are gangs, many gangs at work and much of the crime in Cobb is gang related. But the District Attorney is at work to work with all of the different law enforcement agencies in Cobb to stop the crime and where they can attach the criminals who are part of the gangs to laws that make foru much tougher penalties when they are committing crimes as part of a gang.
The details of the presentation might seem boring to many but you should know that this cooperative effort is a great thing for the citizens of Cobb County. And the proof is the fact that what the DA is doing is working. Since the inception of the policy of tougher actions against gangs the crime by gangs has shown a significant decrease.
Most of the county will never realize such an event is taking place. But this blesses me as I see the top leaders of all of Cobb's law enforcement agencies come together and work together to make our community safer.
Yesterday they also formally thanked Burnt Hickory Baptist Church with a monetary gift presented to Pastor Mike Stephens and recognition of Martha Coyle Burnt Hickory's Food Service Director, and Marsha Jones Burnt Hickory's Administration Ministry Associate for the outstanding work they do for making this event a great success four times a year.
So my point in the blog this morning is to thank all of the men and women who are at work for us as people who live in Cobb County. I am so delighted to be a small part in work to serve these who serve us.