GCPD Investigator to Liaise with GC Schools PD


The new school year starts Thursday, and with that comes an increased partnership between the Glynn County Police Department and Glynn County Schools Police Department. The Glynn County Police Department has assigned a Juvenile Threat Assessment Investigator to liaison with the school police. This investigator will work with the Glynn County Schools Police and other partner agencies in support of the essential mission to maintain a safe educational environment for students in Glynn County. 

The unique dynamic of our schools, ever-changing modes of communication, and increase in school violence incidents across the country demands a multifaceted approach to incidents or threats of incidents at the educational facilities locally.“This investigator position will assist with information sharing and investigations between the two departments, which oftentimes flows from one primary jurisdiction to another”, said Glynn County Police Chief John Powell. Glynn County Schools Chief Rod Ellis agrees. “With acts of targeted violence in schools being such a deep national concern, it is imperative that we pool our resources to investigate threats and collaborate in public safety. Locked steps and clear lines of communications between the Glynn County Police and the Glynn County Schools Police will only help usserve our community better and make our schools even safer. I’m grateful to Chief Powell for helping to make this position a reality”, Ellis said.Investigator Clay Palmer will serve as the liaison with the school police. He brings extensive training and experience to the table in the area of juvenile crimes, crimes against children,and social media investigations. Investigator Palmer can be reached at 912-554-7847 with questions or concerns.