Danielsville’s police department regained its ability to use speed detection devices recently, after a 60-day suspension by the Department of Public Safety was lifted following an appeal hearing.
Danielsville police chief Brenan Baird attended the hearing in Atlanta on Aug. 14 where the suspension was overturned. On Aug. 15, the department’s speed detection device permit was reinstated.
“To increase the safety of everyone living in and visiting Danielsville, radar and laser devices will again be in use,” Baird said.
According to a statement from Baird, the appeal included but was not limited to: providing the appropriate documentation for the devices in use, providing the certifications for any and all officers authorized to use the devices for Danielsville P.D. and establishing a written directive system (often referred to as an S.O.P.) to address the legal and appropriate use of speed detection devices, their calibration, and documentations of their use.
Danielsville mayor Todd Higdon said Tuesday that he was happy that the state of Georgia and the Department of Public Safety were willing to re-look at the issue and realized that the new city council and new police chief had nothing to do with the issues involving the suspension in the first place and agreed that they should not be held accountable for those issues.