The long-awaited Atlanta Police Department mini-precinct on Boulevard opened Monday at the Atlanta Medical Center, serving as a key cornerstone of a multi-layered initiative designed to clean up crime on the Boulevard corridor in Old Fourth Ward.
Part of the Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall’s “Year of Boulevard” initiative, the effort is just one part of wide ranging plans to bring positive change Boulevard which has been tagged as a problem thoroughfare drawing crime, drug dealers and serving as the escape conduit for crimes committed in adjoining neighborhoods.
The precinct, which is staffed with a dozen officers, has as its primary mission patrolling Boulevard and surrounding Old Fourth Ward.
The officers, who already began patrols before the opening of the mini-precinct, have made a dent already, said Maj. Keith Meadows, APD’s Zone 6 commander.
“Historically that’s been a rather violent corridor,” Meadows told East Atlanta Article source: http://eastatlanta.patch.com/articles/welcome-boulevard-s-finest
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