SPD’s Det. Riner speaks to Kiwanis Club
by Whitley Clifton | March 14, 2019 4:30 pm
The Swainsboro Kiwanis Club met Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations. Joining the 22 members was guest Ashley Riner, a detective for Swainsboro Police Department.
While with the Kiwanians, Det. Riner presented a department update.
According to him, SPD currently has five detectives investigating local criminal and drug cases. Det. Riner also talked about the new computerized, time-saving evidence system now in use that sorts and stores evidence. Det. Riner is a firearms instructor and is thus involved in the new, popular civilian firearms instruction offered by SPD. He stated that the department received more than 15,000 calls for assistance in 2018, and those calls generated an excess of 2,300 incident reports. The detective also noted that he and his fellow officers received over 2,000 hours of instruction last year to hone and update their skills. He talked about the eligibility requirements for the six-member special response team, which responds to high-risk situations. Det. Riner also addressed…
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