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Gwinnett County offers storm debris removal along county, state roads

To assist residents with disposal of yard debris caused by Tropical Storm Irma, Gwinnett County will provide free storm debris removal along county and state roads.
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    A.A. (Butch) Ayers

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    Chief of Police : A.A. (Butch) Ayers

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    Chief A. A. “Butch” Ayers began his career as a Police Officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department in October of 1984.  He has earned promotions at regular intervals and has worked in almost all areas of the agency.  

    Chief Ayers has commanded the Administrative Services Division, Support Operations Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Uniform Division, Professional Standards Unit, Central Precinct, and the SWAT Team during his career with the department.

    A 2009 graduate of the 237th Session of the FBI National Academy and a 2002 graduate of Class VI of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbus State University and has logged more than 3700 hours of specialized training during his career.  The Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council has awarded Chief Ayers several certifications, including Intermediate, Advanced, Supervision, Management, Executive, General Instructor and Senior Instructor.

    Chief Ayers assumed command of the Police Department in October 2014. 


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Gwinnett preparing for Irma and the public should, too
As Hurricane Irma steadily moves north toward Georgia, Gwinnett emergency personnel are gearing up for the storm’s arrival and so should the public.

National Hurricane Center forecasters anticipate that Irma will first appear in Gwinnett early Monday with breezes, but by evening the area could be lashed by sustained winds in excess of 30 mph with gusts exceeding 45 mph, and between 3 and 5 inches of rain. The storm system may cause flooding, power outages, and tornadoes.

High winds could cause downed trees, minor structural damage, and road debris.

The Gwinnett County of Emergency Management is coordinating with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the federal Department of Homeland Safety along with Gwinnett cities, agencies, and departments.

Gwinnett County Government urges residents and businesses to take steps to prepare for the storm. Here are some tips to help protect life and property, and, if necessary, to recover from disaster.

  • Check your mobile device to ensure the emergency alerts feature is enabled and activated
  • To ensure you receive emergency alerts, check your phone to make sure the
  • Make a plan for the safety of your family and pets that should cover where to go in the house in the event of a tornado, where to meet after, and a list of emergency numbers to call
  • Assemble a disaster supplies kit that includes things like first aid, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, batteries, canned food and a can opener, a flashlight, and at least three gallons of water per day per person
  • Have your insurance and other documentation safe, sealed and ready for use
  • Take photos of your house inside and out
  • Back up data on electronic devices, such as computers; charge your mobile electronics
  • Bring in or secure outdoor furniture
  • Fill up gas tanks, secure a can of fix-a-flat for your vehicle, and have extra cash on hand

For details or to learn more about what you can do to prepare, visit or the Federal Emergency Management Agency website at

About the Police Department
The Gwinnett County Police Department is a nationally accredited and rapidly growing police agency located in the Northeastern quadrant of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Department currently has an authorized strength of 783 sworn officers supported by 280 civilian employees with the responsibility of providing law enforcement services to approximately 800,000 residents within an area of 436 square miles. The Department is organized into the Office of the Chief and two Bureaus with four Divisions: Administrative Services, Support Operations, Criminal Investigations and Uniform Divisions.
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