Q: I received a call last night from someone wanting money to help the Georgia State Patrol. What is the money used for?
A: The Georgia State Patrol does not telemarket or solicit donations by mail or telephone. There are several private organizations that solicit via telephone and mail but any money donated stays with that organization and does not go to the Georgia State Patrol. All funding for the Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Georgia State Patrol is appropriated by the Georgia General Assembly.