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City of Warner Robins Donates Vehicles to Central Georgia Technical College Police Department

 The Central Georgia Technical College Campus Police Department accepted a donation of five police vehicles from the City of Warner Robins and the Warner Robins Police Department today. The donated vehicles will supplement the Campus Police Department fleet for CGTC campuses in Warner Robins, Macon, and Milledgeville, as well as centers throughout the 11 counties served by CGTC.

The Warner Robins Police Department recently retired the donated Crown Vics after purchasing five 2013 Ford Interceptors and six 2013 Dodge Chargers. To prepare the vehicles for service on campus, CGTC’s Auto Collision Repair program will re-paint and stripe the vehicles. This project will allow the students to gain hands-on experience in their program area.

During the formal presentation of the vehicles Dr. Ivan H. Allen, president of Central Georgia Technical College, accepted a set of keys for one of the cars from Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen. Warner Robins Police Chief Brett Evans also presented a set of keys to Campus Police Chief Bob Wilbanks. Several Warner Robins City Council members were also on hand for the ceremony.
 
The donation of the vehicles, facilitated by Mayor Shaheen and Chief Wilbanks, will fill an immediate need for more security patrol vehicles in CGTC’s service area.
 
“The vehicles donated to CGTC’s Campus Police Department will greatly enhance our ability to serve and protect our customers and provide public safety to all of our campuses and centers throughout our 11-county service area,” said Chief Wilbanks. “We are pleased that, due to the generosity of the City of Warner Robins, we are able to double the size of our fleet so that we can maintain our focus of providing top-quality services for our students, faculty, staff, and campus guests.”
 
The CGTC Campus Police Department currently has three police vehicles and two security cars for three campuses—Warner Robins, Macon and Milledgeville—and four instructional centers offering credit courses. Additionally, the College has multiple Adult Education locations throughout the 11 counties served by CGTC.

Photos:

  • A photo of all five donated vehicles. The cars will be repainted and striped by Auto Collision Repair Students at CGTC.
  • Dr. Ivan Allen (right) accepts the keys to one of the vehicles from Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen on behalf of Central Georgia Technical College.
  • Warner Robins Police Chief Brett Evans talks about the decision to donate the surplus vehicles to CGTC. Standing behind him are (left to right) Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen, CGTC Police Chief Bob Wilbanks, and Dr. Ivan Allen, CGTC president.

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Submitted by Janet H. Kelly
August 5, 2013

 

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