Neighborhood Watch – Safety Awareness Training

Atlanta Police DepartmentOn March 10, 2012, the Atlanta Police Department will conduct a four hour training program for safety awareness. This program will run from 9am-1pm and all participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

A good neighborhood watch is a sign of a strong community. Many people don’t know what to do or how to participate, so a program like this can help. We have a Facebook page and a “text tree”, but are always open to new ideas.

They will cover a wide variety of topics including:

  • How To Build Your Community – Obtaining grants and resources.
  • Refuse To Be A Victim – Safety tips & prevention.
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – Sara Model, problem solving, reactive.

You must RSVP by Friday, March 2nd to secure your place. Call 404-546-5550 or email sabthomas@atlantaga.gov to secure your spot.

Smart 911 service

Smart911The Atlanta Police Department is encouraging residents city-wide to enroll in a program that provides household information to first responders in the event of an emergency.

The free Smart911 system allows residents to create a “household safety profile” that would give emergency responders information about who lives in the home, along with photos and important medical information that would be helpful in an emergency. The information would only be used in the event of a 911 call.

Members of the police department are visiting neighborhood meetings to promote the service and answer questions from residents.

“In an emergency situation, every second counts,” Community Services Division Deputy Chief Renee Propes said in a statement. “Smart911 will help ensure first responders arrive on the scene with better insight of the situation at hand to more effectively address the needs of the citizens.”

Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Chamblee police departments, along with departments around the country, also use Smart911. City of Atlanta enrolled in the service in December 2011.

In an effort to reach households without internet access and senior citizens, the Atlanta Police Department will hold mobile registration drives over the course of the year to walk residents through the registration process.

The first registration drive will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, at Baptist Towers, 1811 Myrtle Drive SW. You can register on their website here.

Beat Restructuring for Atlanta Police Department

Adair Park is now in Beat 301 instead of Beat 303 within the Atlanta Police Department. This means we are no longer in a zone with Pittsburgh, we are now with Capitol View and Capitol View Manor. The Police underwent the beat restructuring based on number of incidents. For more information, please visit www.atlantapd.org.

You can link directly to Zone 3 here. You can sort by neighborhood, zone, address and NPU here.

Atlanta’s Finest 5K

Atlanta's Finest 5KJoin the men and women of the Atlanta Police Department, as well as many members of the greater Atlanta community, for “Atlanta’s Finest 5K Race.” This race will take place on Saturday, August 6th from 7:30am to 10am at Pemberton Place in Downtown Atlanta.

The Atlanta’s Finest 5K presents an ideal opportunity for community members to directly interact with the Atlanta Police Department as they race alongside our officers. Participants can also check out squad cars, motorcycles and the Mobile Command Unit. The family-friendly 5K also includes a children’s Gumshoe Dash and Gallop, along with activities such as face painting.

You can register for the race via this link. There is no race day registration. Everyone in Adair Park is encouraged to support the officers from Zone 3!

 

New Atlanta Police Department Website

Atlanta Police DepartmentA new improved website has been launched by the Atlanta Police Department. New features include an interactive crime map, complete with the ability to select types of crimes and a date range to find out what is going on and where. There are also fairly up to date crime statistics, showing crimes in our zone versus the past two years. Crime alerts by zone are offered to keep residents up to date, and you can sign up to have them emailed to you as well. Last, there is contact information for the zone office as well as the Zone Commander.

Here is a link to Zone 3, our zone.

Atlanta Police Redesign of Local Beats

Atlanta Police DepartmentAPD Chief George Turner is hosting a series of neighborhood meetings to discuss the resdesign of police beats. He is meeting with Zone 3, which includes Adair Park, on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the John Burdine Center located at 215 Lakewood Way.

Chief Turner, Deputy Chief Finley, Major Mitchell and other command staff will make a presentation about the new beats, about the rationale for their design and the expected benefits in terms of response time and zone coverage.

For additional information, please contact Alice Johnson, Community Affairs Liaison for the Atlanta Police Department, at 404-546-7899.