Uniform Patrol Division

Captain Casey Barton(1)Captain Casey Barton began his career with the Holly Springs Police Department in 2008. He began his law enforcement career at the Woodstock Police Department in 2005.  Over the years, he has held various positions within HSPD and has lead each of the department's three divisions. Before he began a career in law enforcement, he served in the United States Marine Corps.  He has earned various awards such as Officer of the Year in 2011, the Colonel George Bailey Leadership Award through the Canton Rotary Club in 2016, the Bob Fuller Leadership Award in 2022, and a Meritorious Mast in the Marine Corps for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom from 2004-2005.  Additionally, Capt. Barton has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Kennesaw State University and is currently working toward his master’s degree in public safety administration through Command College at Columbus State University.  He is also a graduate of the Columbus State University Professional Management Program.  Capt. Barton is passionate about leadership training and officer wellness.

The Uniform Patrol Division makes up the majority of the Holly Springs Police Department and is comprised of 4 shifts.  The Division is responsible for answering 911 calls for service, conducting zone patrols, performing business checks, and improving traffic safety through traffic enforcement.  Officers within this division also responsible for training, recruitment, public information, and community outreach.

drone_image1 - CopyDrone Operations
The Holly Springs Police Department operates a sUAS/Drone team (small Unmanned Aircraft System) which is comprised of officers that are  trained and licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration  under 14 CFR Part 107.  Our sUAS operators are able to respond to various calls for service, such as missing persons, fleeing suspects, and motor vehicle accidents to document/investigate.  Additionally, they can be used to document crime scenes for investigators.  Our first drone was purchased and put into use in 2020, and the Holly Springs Police Department has been called upon with great success, and has served not only the City, but surrounding jurisdictions as well. 

The training unit is responsible for ensuring that our officers meet state and agency annual training requirements.  The State of Georgia requires that all peace officers receive 20 hours of training annually, which includes de-escalation and community policing training.  The Holly Springs Police Department requires that officers to receive an additional 20 hours of training annually, which is conducted internally.  Officers are encouraged to seek additional training outside of the agency, exceeding the required 40 hours of training.  By consistently reviewing training materials and new case law, the Department Training Officer (DTO) is able to offer our personnel the most up-to-date training, tactics, and information possible.  Additionally, the DTO coordinates all training for new hires through the Field Training and Evaluation Program.

bike_image_1Bike Patrol
The Holly Springs Police Department’s Bike Patrol is a part-time patrol that is comprised of officers from varying units and divisions.  Bike patrol officers must complete a three-day certification course to be selected for the unit.  Bike patrol is great for neighborhoods, apartment complexes, shopping centers, trails and parks, as well as special events. 

Community Outreach

It is important that HSPD officers have the opportunity to meet and interact with community members in a low-stress environment. To achieve this, the department holds events throughout the year like Coffee with a Cop, Popsicles in the Park,  and others throughout the year. Additionally, the department holds a Citizens Police Academy where participants get an a peek into the day-to-day aspects of their local law enforcement department. Participants enjoy an eight-week class that includes  instruction about criminal investigations, uniform patrol, court procedures, practical exercises, and the opportunity to complete a ride-along with an officer.