NPU‐M Public Safety 2011 News

Meeting Location 2010 Next Meeting March 3, 2011 (6:30 – 8:00 PM)

Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Facility
515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
404‐523‐3353/ 404‐224‐1340, fax

The new COPS unit has been deployed and is now working in Zone 5. The Unit is headed by Lt. Brent Schierbaum, who has worked in Zone 5 in our burglary unit. You will want to call the COPS unit for proactive issues such as the list below.

  • Visit your community ‐ monitor your issues or situations and draw out a plan.
  • Maintain programs ‐ developed in your community.
  • Security checks ‐ do a review of your home or building and offer recommendations.
  • Vacant and over grown lots – they will work along with code enforcement.
  • Quality of life issues – call 911 for crimes in process.
  • Graffiti – these issues is still under discussion. Who are the Graffiti Task Force and what is their mission.
  • Street lights issues at night – walk with you to determine your safety issue. Does it make your neighborhood unsafe?

Action required from your neighborhood Leaders:

  • Put together a list of issues for the COPS unit.
  • These issues should focus on the problems that are most urgent.
  • Send to Public Safety Chair so that may be passed on to Lt. Brent Schierbaum and his team.

Reporting back to NPUM Public Safety Committee:

  • We will send the issues to the COPS unit and they will work them similar to how APS is working our issues today.
  • A COPs team member will report back to the Public Safety Committee on their progress.

The COPS unit is not designed to replace your calls to 911.  Some of our Zone 5 COPS officers:

  • Officer Johnson ‐ almjohnson@atlantaga.gov
  • Officer Charles – abcharles@atlantaga.gov
  • Officer Hilton – dhilton@atlantaga.gov
  • Sgt. Pulliam – moulliam@atlantaga.gov

MARTA Police Update.  There has been an increase in:

  • Staffing at the 5 Points MARTA station.
  • Snatch and grab of electronic equipment, i.e. phones, iPad, eReaders.
  • Part 1 crimes on the MARTA trains.
  • Visibility of MARTA Police on trains and in the stations.
  • In vehicle larceny at Underground parking.

Atlanta Police Update:

  • Central Atlanta Progress is building a kiosk at Barbara Asher Square Downtown (Broad Street.)
  • The Kiosk will be manned by APD and MARTA Police 24/7.
  • Crime in Zone 5 is being impacted by CVS at Barbara Asher Square. The Pubic Safety Committee will reach out to them to start a dialogue.
  • Harlem Nights at 201 Courtland St is operating currently on a temporary license until March.
  • New owner at 82 Peachtree. Neighborhood leaders and police at opening a dialogue.
  • 75% of crimes in Zone 5 are from Larceny from Autos. We have to keep up and pass the word about the clean car campaign.
  • Zone 5 has more directed patrols than other Zone. Zone 5 has an average of 2500 per month compared to about 600 for other Zones.