The most visible division of the department is the Uniform Patrol Division. The division consists of four shifts, and each shift is supervised by a Lieutenant and a Sergeant. The primary duty of the officers assigned to the Uniform Division is to respond to calls for service. They conduct preliminary investigations, investigate traffic crashes, and enforce traffic codes, criminal codes, and city ordinances. Patrol officers typically are first responders to emergency situations. In addition Uniform personnel serve a crime prevention and deterrence role while on patrol. As part of our mission to provide the highest level of service possible to the people we serve, we endeavor to promote an environment where the citizens of Morrow feel secure in their neighborhoods.
Morrow residents enjoy an average response time of less than five minutes on routine calls and less than three minutes on emergency calls. If you think that you need to call the police department, DO NOT HESITATE. We had rather you call us and not need us than need us and not call us.
Major Tatroe began his law enforcement career with the Sikeston Missouri Department of Public Safety in 1992 as a police officer/firefighter. In 1993, he joined the United States Army as a Military Police Officer serving with the 188th M.P. Company in Taegu, Korea. Additional assignments included the United States Army Military Police Unit - Sierra Army Depot California, and Ft. McPherson LEA M.P. Company, Ft. McPherson, GA. Major Tatroe was hired by the City of Morrow Police Department as a patrol officer in 1998. Major Tatroe has served as a Police Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Supervisor, and Watch Commander before being promoted to Uniform Patrol Commander in 2010.
Major Tatroe was raised in Sikeston Missouri. He attended Sikeston Sr. High School, graduating in 1988. He has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University and holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University in Columbus Georgia. Major Tatroe is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, Class #22. He is married and has two children. You may contact Major Tatroe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morrow Police Department Reserve Unit consists of volunteers that are Georgia POST Certified Police Officers. These Officers volunteer in many functions of the police department. All reserve officers must meet the same qualifications as full time personnel. Morrow Police Department Reservist volunteered over 2,000 hours to the City of Morrow last year.
James CallawayPolice Chief
6311-A Murphy Drive
Morrow, GA 30260
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