All membership dollars go toward funding extra police patrols in East Atlanta. The goal is to discourage crime from occurring in our neighborhood rather than trying to catch criminals after crimes are committed. Patrol time is largely allocated based on where members live, so more members on your street mean a larger share of patrol time for your street. Patrols are also allocated based on current and historical crime patterns.
Members of the EASP may request extra patrols while away from home for work or on vacation, 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.
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 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 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% since the EASP began operations, and East Atlanta has not been subject to the increasing and violent crime that many Atlanta neighborhoods have faced in the past couple of years.