Following a spate of armed robberies in Inman Park and several snatch and grabs in Candler Park and Old Fourth Ward, the Atlanta Police Department is stepping up patrols in those neighborhoods and several other select communities in the city.
The 60-day crime suppression detail, which began Aug. 2, is being funded through a $500,000 federal Justice Assistance Grant.
A portion of the $500,000 received through the grant will go towards officer overtime. That will allow APD to increase its resources and personnel in the evenings and overnights, from Aug. 2 through Oct. 1 in those areas that APD Chief George N. Turner called “hot spots” for crime.
The target areas, chosen based on statistical analysis of recent crime trends, include:
- Atlanta University Center Corridor (Emphasis on Beckwith Street and Greensferry Avenue)
- Peachtree Street Corridor (from Midtown through Buckhead)
- The Mall West End Corridor (Including Oak and Lee