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Police add extra patrols, put more officers in uniform for the holidays

Hands on learning

BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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Rosemary McFall, 4, left, and her brother Duncan, 6, learn about the lives of Native Americans during the Dunwoody Nature Center’s Thanksgiving Break Camp on Nov. 24. The two-day camp had a nature theme for the youngsters. See another photo on page 3.

City manager nominee calls job ‘homecoming’ BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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Dunwoody’s city manager candidate, Eric Linton, says he feels like he’s coming home because he graduated from Chamblee High School. “I grew up just outside the Dunwoody city border and attended Chamblee High School, so I am very familiar with the area’s character, history and tradition,” Linton said. “It’s

a homecoming for me in a way, and I’m looking forward to providing strategic and effective ideas to help the city succeed.” Mayor Mike Davis said he and other members of the review committee, which also included two Dunwoody City SEE DUNWOODY, PAGE 3

Santa’s got reindeer watching his sleigh, but shoppers at the mall best lock their cars and keep gifts out of plain sight, police say. With the arrival of Black Friday, the heralded start of the holiday shopping season, police in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs are shifting officers’ assignments and adding patrols to make their presence felt in high-volume shopping areas. Police say they want to be visible throughout the holiday season. Ralph Woolfolk, a spokesman for the Atlanta police, said the department offers officers overtime opportunities in a program called “Holiday Detail 2014.” That enables the department to keep more officers on the street. In Dunwoody and Brookhaven, police shift officer assignments as the need arises during the holidays. Police officers will also be out in uniform even when off duty, he said. “Chief [George] Turner requires all APD officers to wear full uniform, with few exceptions, during the holiday season, which enhances visibility throughout the city,” Woolfolk said. Sandy Springs police spokesman Ron Momon said more police from specialized units are reassigned to shopping areas. “We also typically have some of our community officers and citizen volunteers pass out holSEE POLICING, PAGE 24

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