Members of the EASP may request extra patrols when away from home for work or on vacation, including Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the December holidays. By submitting a simple form, members receive extra patrols at their homes from both the EASP officers and APD officers.
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. If you join by November 24th, your membership starts immediately and is free for the remainder of this year.
In addition to extra police patrols in our community, the EASP works closely with the Atlanta Police Department 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, difficult neighbors to speeding in our neighborhood.
The EASP, concluding its sixteenth eleventh year of operation, 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 or are APD marked cars. The EASP employs experienced officers who know the East Atlanta community and have a vested interest in keeping our neighborhood safe. Major crime categories are all down 80-90% over the past ten years, and East Atlanta has not been subject to the increasing and violent crime that many Atlanta neighborhoods have faced since last summer.