Who are we
The Confiscated Assets Fund is a special revenue fund used to account for the proceeds of specific revenue sources that are legally restricted to expenditures from the sale of confiscated assets. This fund enhances the Special Investigations Section general fund cost center, as well as other special projects with in the Police General Fund. This cost center is funded solely through property and asset forfeitures. State law specifically prohibits the use of forfeited assets for the payment of salaries or rewards to law enforcement personnel. There are no employees assigned to this cost center; however, overtime associated with investigations is included and allowable.
Our partnerships and networking with Federal, State, and Local agencies and organizations.
The continued growth of the opioid crisis, changes in legislation that conflict with the State’s current testing process for marijuana, shortage in sworn personal causing a reduction in specialized staff.
What we have Accomplished
- Participated in the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force.
- Conducted multiple undercover investigations regarding illicit massage parlors and prostitution.
- Conducted alcohol licensing compliance checks.
- Adapted quickly to the street racing phenomenon that plagued the Metro Atlanta area during the latter half of the year, and deployed resources and initiatives that proved successful in keeping Roswell’s roadways safe.
What we expect to Accomplish
- Continue to participate in the DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task forces, and add personnel to fill recently vacated Roswell positions in both the DEA Division and DEA HIDTA task forces.
- Continue to target specific crimes and high criminal activity areas with added patrols, surveillance, and Intel driven enforcement.
- Continue to detect, investigate, and prosecute those persons who violate the laws in regards to illegal narcotics production, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, sale, and chronic use of said narcotics.
- Continue to detect, investigate, and prosecute those who engage in illicit sexual activity for money, including prostitution and other related offenses.
- Continue to attend advanced training courses with curriculum focusing on investigations, narcotics, leadership, gangs, risk management, surveillance, and terrorism.