Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Community Services Division To Conduct Community Safety Seminar For the L.G.B.T. Community
The Community Services Division will conduct a community safety seminar on Friday, August 24, 2012, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, located at 781 Peachtree Street N. E., Atlanta, GA 30308. The seminar is open to anyone, but will focus primarily on discussions specific to the L.G.B.T. community.
The Department’s L.G.B.T. liaisons, Senior Patrol Officer Brian Sharp and Officer Kristin Knight, will provide information on basic safety tips on proactive crime prevention. There will also be a “Meet and Greet” for Major James Whitmire, Commander of the Zone 5 Precinct which includes the downtown and Midtown Atlanta areas. All three will be on hand to offer proactive, collaborative and solutions-oriented approaches to fighting crime.
“It is important to update and educate the L.G.B.T. community on current crime trends affecting it,” said Deputy Chief Propes. ”Providing proactive crime prevention information will hopefully offer the tools to prevent victimization.”
Topics will include:
- Robbery Prevention and Personal Security
- The “See Something, Say Something” campaign, which encourages citizens to call 911 to report suspicious activity.
- The “Clean Car” campaign, which aims to prevent vehicle break-ins by encouraging the removal of valuables.
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.