East Atlanta Security Patrol – Expansion of Service Area
Due to the streets being annexed into East Atlanta on April 1st, the East Atlanta Security Patrol (EASP) is now offering memberships to residents living on Braeburn Circle, Brown Place, Nash, Josephine and Sylvester Circle. And with the deadline to join the EASP of April 1st fast approaching, we are extending the deadline to join the EASP for this quarter to April 5th. Should you miss the April 5th deadline, your membership will begin on the first day of the quarter after paying for your membership. All other residents of the East Atlanta community that are existing city of Atlanta residents may also enroll for the April quarter until April 5th.
Membership in the EASP means that you may request extra patrols when you're away from home, including Spring Break, Memorial Day and during Summer Vacation. By submitting a simple form, members receive extra patrols at their homes by both the EASP officers and APD officers.
This is also a great opportunity to invite your neighbors to become members, as patrol time is largely allocated based on where members live. And more members also means more patrol hours for the East Atlanta community.
Membership in the EASP is $50 per quarter, with a one-time charge of $15 for administrative fees and an EASP yard sign. Memberships are offered for 3, 6 and 12 months. To become a member, visit our website at www.easecuritypatrol.com or call 404-954-1568.
The EASP, now in its twelfth year of operation, is an effort to enhance public safety in East Atlanta. The EASP employs off-duty Zone Six police officers to perform additional patrols within Beat 612, which is the police designation for the East Atlanta community. All patrol officers are armed, in uniform, with full arrest powers. All vehicles are clearly marked on both sides with the EASP emblem. When possible, the EASP employs officers who work or live in the East Atlanta community and have a vested interest in keeping our neighborhood safe.
In addition to extra police patrols in our community, the EASP works closely with the Atlanta Police Department and other security patrols to share information about crime threats or new patterns of crime. When appropriate, the EASP shares this information with the community via the EASP website, Facebook and Twitter. The EASP also addresses quality of life issues, which can range from abandoned cars to noise complaints, and difficult neighbors to missing street signs.