On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 the Macon Police Department's 4th Precinct conducted it's bi-annual Line Inspection at the Virginia College parking lot, formerly the old K-Mart building on Eisenhower Parkway.
Twice a year (spring and fall), each of MPD's four precincts undergoes a line inspection to physically inspect each officer, his or her uniform and equipment, and the vehicle to which he or she is assigned. Additionally, each officer's weapon is inspected to ensure that it is in proper working order.
The formal inspection is a means of accounting for departmental equipment and ensures compliance with departmental policies and standards.
At the inspection, the officers look forward to brief, personal exchanges with members of the MPD Command Staff, including Police Chief Mike Burns, Deputy Chief Mike Carswell, Captain Mike Schlageter (who oversees Internal Affairs), Area II Major Robert Grabowski,and also, Precinct 4 Captain Joe White.