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
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!
Below, please read the agenda for the April 25 general body meeting for NPU M. As always, there may be changes to the agenda prior to the meeting. If there are any missing items please contact our NPU Chair at email@example.com.
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!
The Atlanta Police Foundation conducted a telephone survey in January, and they’ve just released the results. Please view the PDF below to see the results.
Tonight is our monthly General Body meeting. 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Helene Mills Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave 30312. Please remember: you must have attended 3 previous meetings (tonight being the 4th) in the past 12 months to be a voting member of the NPU. The agenda is below:
Please see the flyer below for the schedule of meetings for the second round of Comprehensive Development Plan. This round of meetings will focus on the development of “Character Areas” in different sections of the city. The meeting for our NPU is March 10 at the Helene Mills Center, running from 6pm-8pm.
Please see the flyer from MARTA (linked below) which has a schedule of public hearings in regards to bus service changes, including discussion of the ‘resurrection’ of the Braves Shuttles. The meeting closest to our area will be Thursday, March 24 at City Hall.
APAB (Atlanta Planning Advisory Board) has begun publishing a monthly eNews to keep citizens informed on what APAB is doing on our behalf.
Find the March addition here: APAB eNews Communication – March
Tonight is our monthly NPU General Body meeting. 6:30-8:30pm at the Helene Mills Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, 30312. Please join us!
The agenda is here: NPU M February Agenda
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.”
- 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.