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 means more patrol hours for the entire East Atlanta community.
Membership in the EASP allows you to request extra patrols whenever you're away from home, including Fall Break, Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season. By submitting a simple form, members receive extra patrols at their homes from both the EASP officers and APD officers.
Membership in the EASP costs $50 per quarter, with a one-time charge of $15 for administrative fees and an EASP yard sign. Half-price memberships are available for Seniors age 65 and above. Memberships are offered for 3, 6 and 12 months. To become a member, visit the EASP website at www.easecuritypatrol.com or call 404-954-1568.
The EASP, starting its thirteenth 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 or use marked APD police vehicles. Most EASP officers already patrol or live in the East Atlanta community, giving them knowledge of the people and streets, 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.