Code enforcement officers are responsible for identifying, investigating, and notifying property owners and residents who are in violation of city ordinances relating to environmental issues, such as, overgrowth of grass and weeds, excessive litter, trash, refuse, abandoned and inoperable vehicles, nuisances, sewage, and general health standards. This function is assigned to the police department because the issues and ordinance violations addressed by these civilian employees commonly coincide with the problem-solving initiatives being pursued by police officers. These efforts contribute to the improvement and maintenance of residents’ quality of life. Code enforcement officers work to ensure cleaner neighborhoods, with the primary goal being to correct the violation and to gain on-going voluntary compliance in the orderly maintenance of property. Code enforcement officers work closely with residents, patrol officers, community service work crews, sanitation department, various neighborhood watch groups, and the Troup County Marshal’s Office, while performing their duties.