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Atlanta Police Partner with Community to "Brighten Up Broad Street"
Posted Date: 9/13/2012 12:00 PM
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  Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Carlos Campos, APD Public Affairs Manager
404-546-4212, office
404-617-5073, cell

Scheree Moore, APD Public Affairs Asst. Manager
404-546-6874, office

News Release

Atlanta Police Partner with Community to "Brighten Up Broad Street"

The Atlanta Police Department will participate in the “Brighten Up Broad Street” event on Friday night, a collaborative effort with the community to improve an important Downtown neighborhood.
The event, sponsored by the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association, will bring out residents, business and property owners dedicated to improving the Broad Street area between MLK Jr. Drive and Mitchell Street.

The Atlanta Police Department has recently dedicated more resources in the Five Points area, recognizing the importance of the historic commercial and transportation hub. Zone 5 Commander Maj. Wayne Whitmire, APD Community Affairs Liaison Alice Johnson and other members of the Department will participate in the event to underscore the community partnership necessary to facilitate improvements.

“We can’t fight crime alone,” said Maj. Whitmire. “It takes the concerted efforts of a caring community to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for all. The Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association is a great partner and we look forward to participating in this event.”

The event will feature food and entertainment and run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14th. For more information, visit

“We know that APD has, and will continue to, put resources in this area,” said Dorthey Hurst, Chair of the NPU-M Public Safety Committee. “Neighbors that live in the area expressed seeing notable improvements. This is a celebration to bring us all together to see the vision.”


The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community.