Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT JOINS APS IN REDUCING TRUANCY
The Atlanta Police Department’s Truancy Officers, in collaboration with the Atlanta Public Schools Attendance Improvement Program staff, will host two sessions of a two-week summer camp for sixth and seventh grade students in hopes of improving student attendance at school. The summer camp will be held at John F. Kennedy Middle School and will be at no cost to the students. The second session will begin on June 18, 2012, and conclude on June 29, 2012. This session is open to the media to attend.
The summer camp curriculum will provide students with information on making positive decisions and developing leadership skills to take back with them for next school year. The students will receive daily presentations on interpersonal communications, conflict resolution leadership, and personal hygiene. The students will also be engaged in recreational activities and go on field trips. Some of the locations include the Mounted Patrol barn, City Hall, Public Safety Headquarters, the Atlanta Zoo, and Centennial Park. In addition, child safety seminars will be presented and identification cards will be made for the students. The program will culminate with a cookout and awards ceremony.
A full-service police agency, the Department has adopted a community-oriented policing philosophy and relies heavily upon community input and collaborative problem-solving strategies. It is through heightened community involvement in public safety matters that the Atlanta Police Department will most effectively address its many priorities, including, but not limited to youth-related crime, domestic violence and the fight against crime in Atlanta.
With an authorized strength of more than 1,959 sworn officers, the Atlanta Police Department is the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia, and a dedicated, high-profile force for positive change in our communities.
The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community.