Posts Tagged Public Safety

NPU-T Invitation – WCA Data Dashboard Public Safety Portal 7/20

As many of you know, we’ve been lucky enough to work with the Data Science for Social Good internship program at Georgia Tech this summer on the WCA Data Dashboard. They have been working on updating the Public Safety portal (many of you have gotten the chance to meet the team of students at various meetings in the past few weeks) and will be unveiling the first iteration of it at our computer lab on Wednesday July 20th. We hope that many of you and your neighbors/colleagues will be available to attend and give feedback as they make corrections/adjustments before this new portal goes live.
Below my signature line, you will see an example image of the type of map they are working on (among other graphs and tables) that compares vacant housing and drug crimes.

Date: Wednesday July 20th
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Westside Resource Center – 907 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Food will be provided.

Heatmap_Example2

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Update on South Gordon Shooting…

Hello neighbors,

A few updates from Zone 4 concerning the shooting on South Gordon:

 – At this time they do not think it is related to previous shooting on South Gordon.

– The man who was shot was the homeowner.

– The investigators are working on leads and interviewing people that knew the victim.- His vehicle, a 2006 Range Rover, was stolen and has not turned up. Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the location of the vehicle. Tag number BIM9827.

More info here: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/20084745/man-shot-vehicle-stolen-on-gordon-street-in-atlanta

– Please use caution, as always, when walking outside – especially after dark. Be aware of your surroundings.

– They will have updates tomorrow (Wednesday) at the NPU-T meeting. The meeting takes place at 7pm at 686 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.

When incidents like this occur we are in close contact with Zone 4. I will continue to update the Yahoo group as we receive more information.

Thanks,

 Patrick

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NPU-T: See Something Say Something Initiative

Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Lee Young, Jr. “Keeping you informed.”

See Something Say Something is an initiative aimed at encouraging City employees and citizens to be the eyes and ears for a safer city. A safe city requires the efforts of all. The more observant and involved employees and citizens are in their everyday lives, the less likely crime occurs undetected. If we are all watching and reporting suspicious activity, we reduce the areas where criminals feel safe committing their crimes. See Something, Say Something is aimed at creating a city where NO criminal feels safe.

The idea of See Something Say Something is to teach everyone to be a good witness and report what they see in as much detail as possible. We are not asking anyone to put themselves in harm’s way to retrieve this information, only to safely take note of what they see and hear. What drew their attention to the activity? Who was involved? What were they wearing? What was their location? How were they involved in the act? In short, the Who, What, When, Where, and How of every incident; details that will assist law enforcement in solving and often preventing a crime.

If you see suspicious activity, say something. Suspicious activity can be difficult to define, but if you see something that doesn’t feel right and makes you question the activity, call 911. Keep in mind that suspicion should be based on a person’s actions and not on their appearance, race, nationality or sex. 

We ask that if you see something suspicious in progress, call 911. Callers can remain anonymous. If a caller has information that would assist in solving a crime they can call Crime Stoppers Atlanta (404-577-TIPS (8477). The anonymous information provided through the Crime Stoppers helps law enforcement agencies in their investigations and can play a major role in the apprehension of criminals and in securing convictions.

As you go around the city during your work day you have the opportunity to become additional eyes and ears. For those of you who have radios, you will soon be trained on how to use them to report suspicious activity.

This program is for all city employees and citizens while they are at work or home. Every employee is a citizen, whether here in the city of Atlanta or in one of the surrounding cities. Being observant of your surroundings at all times is just good personal safety. Being a good witness at all times and being willing to report what you see is what will make the difference between living in a city where criminals feel comfortable operating vs. living in a city where criminals won’t operate because they know everyone is watching, taking notes, and reporting.

Join us and if you See Something, Say Something! Together we can make this partnership a success.

 

 

 

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***NPU-T Meeting Notice***

Date:           Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Time:           7PM

Location:   Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club (behind Kroger CitiCenter)

Address:     1191 Donnelly Ave, Atlanta 30310

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Mini-Precinct in Zone 4 on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.

Guess what community?

Council Member Cleta Winslow-also Chair of Public Safety-and the Legal Administration Committee have introduced a Resolution (R-2191)

‘A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH GINGKO MANAGEMENT, LLC FOR THE RENTAL OF 300 SQFT OF OFFICE SPACE LOCATED AT 852 RALPH DAVID ABERNATHY BLVD.,SW ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30310 (CORNER NEXT TO KRISPY CREME) FOR A DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ZONE FOUR MINI-PRECINCT, FOR A ONE YEAR PERIOD BEGINNING ON DECEMBER 31, 2009 AT A RENTAL RATE OF $1.00 PER YEAR, TO BE CHARGED TO AND PAID FROM FUND ACCOUNT AND CENTER NUMBER 1001 (GENERAL FUND),240412 (APD POLICE PRECINCT ZONE 4) 5223102 (OPERATING/ LEASE RENTAL LAND), 3223000 (PATROL); AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.’

 

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