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  • What Do I Have To Do When I'm Approaching A School Bus?

    Assistant Chief Tyler Edwards, For the Courier|May 18, 2022

    The Glasgow Police Department and our community are always looking for ways to keep our children safe and make our local drivers aware of potential conflicts. The Glasgow Police Department has noticed some confusion from the general motoring public on what to do when they approach a school bus that has red lights flashing and the stop sign out. Is it alright to slow down and drive slow around the bus? Can I keep going because I’m in the other lane? I don’t see anyone do I need to stop? There is not a school around do I have to follow the sig... Full story

  • When I Grow Up, I Want to Be?

    Tyler Edwards, GPD Interim Chief|Sep 1, 2021

    A lot of children are asked "the question" throughout their adolescence 'What do you want do you want to be when you grow up?' A common response when I was going to school was firefighter, police officer and astronaut. Given the current media coverage and political climate the response of police officer is fading in our youth. I would like to walk you on my path to becoming a Glasgow Police Officer. When I was a young Scottie running around bleeding the red and white plaid, I was frequently...

  • Making a Formal Complaint Against an Officer

    Tyler Edwards, GPD Interim Chief|Aug 11, 2021

    The Glasgow Police Department takes all staff complaints very seriously. The Glasgow Police Department handles officer complaints according to the national standard. Law enforcement officials are currently one of the most scrutinized professional careers. Your police department understands that and sends your officer to countless hours and training to maintain nation standards in all areas of policing. In a previous article "Each Traffic Stop Could be a Life-or-Death Scenario," we walked... Full story

  • Each Traffic Stop Could Be a Life or Death Scenario

    Tyler Edwards, GPD Interim Chief|Jul 28, 2021

    It's 3 a.m. on an unusually dark night, when you receive an alert from dispatch. It's a description of a vehicle involved in a recent shooting close two towns away. You don't think much of it, but it's in the back of your mind the vehicle could be coming this way as the driver makes their escape. A short time later as you're driving around and doing routine business checks, off in the distance you see a pair of headlights coming toward you. It appears the vehicle is going much faster than the...

  • I'm Going to Make a Traffic Stop

    Tyler Edwards, GPD Interim Chief|Jul 21, 2021

    Traffic stops on the surface seem very simple and straight forward. From the outside looking, in these stops may appear as if someone did something inherently wrong or malicious. In general, the reason for stop is usually informative in nature for the driver. Traffic stops are one of the most dynamic things that an officer performs. One of a patrol officers' main functions is to inform the driver about improper driving behavior or defective vehicle equipment. These dynamic interactions are...

  • Why are the Cops Following Me?

    Tyler Edwards, GPD Interim Chief|Jul 14, 2021

    A very common complaint against patrol officers is that they followed a vehicle for an extended period of time for no apparent reason. Being in a small town; our officers are trained to have a great understand about what is going on in their community during their shift. Patrol officers are also trained to recognize oddities while on patrol. That is something not normal from what they see every day. Most of the time, it is a subtle driving behavior or avoidance of law enforcement. Commonly, the...

  • Police Chief's Desk

    Tyler Edwards, GPD Interim Chief|Jun 23, 2021

    The Glasgow Police Department reminds our community about their local fireworks ordinance. This ordinance was created to allow the youth the opportunity to light minor fireworks off in the city limits with their family. The old ordinance did not allow any fireworks in the city limits. The revamped ordinance came into effect in 2017. The Glasgow Fire Department and the Glasgow Police Department would like community to participate in the 4th of July fun under this ordinance, but to be considerate... Full story

  • Police Chief's Desk

    Interim Chief Tyler Edwards, GPD|Jun 16, 2021

    Editors Note: This is Part One of a multiple issue series. Read next week's edition to find out how a traffic stop looks through a police officer's eyes. For most people this could be their first interaction with law enforcement. What most of us have seen on the news has everyone worried and on edge with what will happen next. The Glasgow Police Department has been doing informative stops with the driver's education class for the past few years in an effort to allow first time drivers the...

  • Police Chief's Desk

    Tyler Edwards, GPD|Jun 9, 2021

    The Glasgow Police Department relies on the community to be their eyes and ears on the streets. Officers can only be in one place at a time and they rely heavily upon the community for assistance. Your police department would like to take time to inform the public about how calls for service are received and weighted when it comes to the judicial process and officer response. The officers on the streets often time, have a large work-load and use weighted credibility. Calls for service are...