APD Chief responds to city-hosted July fourth event

ALBANY, Ga. – A press release sent to us here at SouthGATV from APD states:

“The 4th of July celebration went extremely well with no incidents occurring that would cause harm to the public.  Those in attendance were there to have fun and conducted themselves in an orderly manner.  We did respond to a couple of heat-related situations, but those persons were tended to by onsite medical personnel.  This year we saw more families come out and enjoy the entertainment and fireworks show.

The men and women of the albany police department in conjunction with various city departments (fire, facilities maintenance, parks and recreation, etc.) provided a professional service to the citizens which made it a pleasant and safe environment to be in.  We are grateful to the citizens for their support, and we look forward to serving them at future events.” -Chief Michael Persley, Albany Police Department.