May 30, 2020
Neighbors, in light of the recent rioting and looting in our city and Buckhead, I would like to update you and let you know that our neighborhood security is running an extra shift through tonight and we will reassess accordingly tomorrow.
Our Zone 2 police Commander has a plan in place that will deploy resources at various locations that have potential for looting. There will also be patrols in residential areas. All APD have had their days off cancelled and are on 12 hour shifts. In addition, the Georgia State Patrol and Army National Guard are on hand if needed.
All social media is being monitored. There is a social media post suggesting that there will be a protest at the Governor's Mansion this evening. We have been advised to stay away from West Paces Ferry Road and that area until the protest has stopped. Do not try to drive through Buckhead tonight to look at the carnage. It is not safe.
As always, if you see anything please contact 911 NOT our neighborhood patrol. If you want the most current information go directly to the information manager of the APD for the latest and CORRECT information. That web site is: https://www.atlantapd.org/.
For a crime prevention update from our Atlanta City Council, District 8 Office, please click here. Thank you to J.P. Matzigkeit for keeping us all informed.
Additional Crime Prevention Tips
-Lock up your home! Even if you go out for only a short time.
-Your house should appear occupied at all times. Use timers to switch lights on and off when you're not at home.
-Use your home alarm security system. You should have your alarm engaged while you are away or while you are at home. Advertise your alarm system with signs near all entry points to your house.
-Lights! A well lit exterior is a great way to deter burglars. Porch lights and motion sensitive lights.
-Secure sliding glass door. Install a security bar for sliding doors.
-Keep your garage door down, even during the day. Don't invite thieves inside your garage to look around.
-Do not leave garage door openers in your vehicles parked outside your locked garage. It might seem inconvenient to bring them in every time, but the inconvenience is well worth it by saving you the time and trouble of replacing your belongings.
Eddie Padgett - Security Chairman
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org