Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit
Message from the Commander…
The privilege to serve on the city and county’s executive team and to lead the finest Drug Enforcement Agency in the nation is not a responsibility that I take lightly. Public safety in my opinion is our number one priority. One of our fundamental responsibilities is to provide our citizens with a safe place to live. I truly believe that a well-trained organization with strong leadership helps create a safer and more vibrate community. I am excited to work with our community to build partnerships so that we can make this community better.
As your Drug Enforcement Commander, it is my responsibility to insure that the Drug Unit stays committed to our mission. It is our responsibility to implement strategies that will effectively reduce the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics in our community. It is our responsibility to reduce the number of drug dealers and demand for their product. It is our responsibility to work with other Agencies to reduce drug related crimes in our community.
I believe that I am part of a community and organization that welcomes change. One unique thing I have recognized about this community is, this is one progressive and diverse community in such a way that I think it deserves the best from all of us. I along with the officers who make up this wonderful organization will remain dedicated to our community and provide the best quality service in order to insure 100 percent customer satisfaction.
I believe in doing things right at all costs. I do not believe in taking short cuts. As the Commander of the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit, I demand a lot from leadership, my officers and staff and expect nothing less than excellence and professionalism. We are giving it our best and together as a TEAM we will continue working with our citizens, as we strive each day to make this community better.
Major Prurince Dice
Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Commander
The mission of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit is to enforce local, state and federal statutes which prohibit the possession, use or distribution of narcotics, prescription or nonprescription, dangerous drugs and other restricted or controlled substances; prevent and deter the use of illegal narcotics, the possession of illegal narcotics, the trafficking in illegal narcotics, and the sale of illegal narcotics within Albany-Dougherty County, through a combination of aggressive law enforcement and public awareness.
The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit will be recognized as a national model for exceptional drug and vice enforcement, through our commitment to excellence, selfless public service and effective community partnerships.
We will conduct ourselves in a manner that gains the trust and respect of those whom we serve. We do what is right not because it brings us personal recognition, but because it is the right thing to do.
We are members of an elite and highly trained profession: law enforcement. We will conduct ourselves in a manner that is consistent with professional standards.
Being transparent in our policies and procedures, insuring they are designed to be fair to the community and our employees and providing all with effective redress for their concerns.
We will hold all of our employees accountable for their conduct and effective job performance; including quality of work, knowledge and dedication to our mission.
We value teamwork and commit to cooperative goal achievement through active collaboration and partnerships with the community and with one another.
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