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Drop in Vehicle Larcenies

Thefts of property from inside motor vehicles is always a challenge for the Atlanta Police Department, and Zone 5 is no different than anywhere else. I’m happy to report, however, that we’ve made significant progress in the past month. Specifically, we’ve had a 14 percent drop in vehicle larcenies in the past 28 days, according to the most recent weekly APD crime stats. Last week alone, we saw a 40 percent drop. That’s great news, but we know it’s a constant struggle. We also know that you have a direct role in helping us reduce vehicle larcenies. Remember to never leave anything of value in your car and always lock your windows and doors. GPS units, laptops and purses left behind make for attractive targets for thieves. By removing these and other valuables from your car you can ensure you never become a victim of this opportunistic crime.

Major Christopher Leighty
Commander, Zone 5

Reminder: Clean Car Campaign

One of the main crimes that occurs in NPU M (and across the city) is theft from vehicles. APD has encouraged everyone in the city to remove EVERYTHING from one’s vehicle, regaurdless of value – if there’s nothing in a vehicle, there’s no incentive for someone to break into it. Please see the flyer below, and be sure to clean out your vehicle!

Clean Car Campaign Flyer

Land Use/Executive Meeting

Tonight is our monthly Land Use/Executive Committee combined meeting. We meet from 6pm-8pm at the Atlanta Medical Center Health Pavilion, 320 Parkway NE 30312. Upon entering the building, walk straight through the lobby to Auditorium A. You may park in the lot to the south of the building, and you will be provided with an exit token during the meeting. See you tonight!

COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON BEAT REDESIGN PLAN

The Atlanta Police Department announced today a series of community meetings intended to inform city residents on changes to its six geographical patrol zones.  The APD embarked on a study a year ago, examining its police beats with the goal of ensuring that its resources and response times to calls for service were maximized.  The resulting plan retains the department’s six zones, though some geographical boundaries have shifted. Department leadership believes the plan will increase police visibility by boosting the number of beats throughout the city and balancing out workloads in each zone, allowing for improved response times.

Chief George Turner, along with commanders for each zone, will join other department leadership in presenting the plan – along with expected benefits – in a series of public forums beginning Feb. 24th and continuing through March.

“It’s important for us to communicate our intentions to the public,” Chief Turner said. “I’m hoping that citizens will gain a greater understanding of what we’re trying to accomplish and see the benefits that will result in a safer city for all of us.”

Meeting dates/times/locations:

  • Thursday, March 3 – Zone 3 John Burdine Center 215 Lakewood Way 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 9 – Zone 2 The Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian Church 3417 Roswell Road 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 23 – Zone 1 C.A. Scott Recreation Center at Mozley Park 1565 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW 6:45 PM
  • Monday, March 28 – Zone 4 Adamsville Recreation Center 3201 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S.W. 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 30 – Zone 5 Atlanta Civic Center Piedmont Room 395 Piedmont Ave. 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 31 – Zone 6 East Atlanta Public Library 400 Flat Shoals Ave. SE 7:00 PM

To view copies of the zone maps, a Power Point about the plan and other documents, please visit BeatRedistrict To determine which Atlanta police zone one resides in, please visit www.atlantapd.org and click on the “Find My Zone” tab located at the top of the page.