Offering the Optimal Safety Experience
We take great pride in our allegiance to the safety of our communities and have built partnerships with local law enforcement agencies to support business owners throughout Airport West and Airport South Community Improvement Districts.
We believe that it truly takes a team to win! Thus, we will maximize the opportunity for a comprehensive safety experience by staying connected with property owners, local neighborhoods, law enforcement agencies and private security firms.
We will empower our community and property owners with appropriate information that will offer tools and resources to stay safe throughout our area.
We consider public safety to be a cornerstone and necessary derivative for our success. We will work with appropriate authorities with order and intention to ideally, eliminate the number of negative instances in our area.
Optimizing the Safety Experience
As we enter 2021, Public Safety will continue to evolve, adapt and embrace current and new challenges in the Airport West and Airport South CIDs. In conjunction with social media and advanced technology we will make an aggressive, proactive approach to inform and share pertinent information to the public, our Board and property owners in our districts.
Our various partners, such as contracted law enforcement officers, landscape contractors, expansion consultants, private security agencies, etc…will be vital to the full success of this plan.
Please review our comprehensive report which offers a recap of 2020 as well as a breakdown of suggested strategies for 2021 that will be used to improve and enhance security while aiming to eliminate and/or decrease crime.
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Public Safety Director
A Trusted Safety Advisor of Public Safety
With 38 years of law enforcement professional experience and 4,800 hours of certified training from the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, Franklin Allen, Jr. brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise as our Public Safety Director. He has served in various capacities including: Uniform Patrol Sergeant, Narcotics Agent, Captain with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department, Chief Investigator with the Lake City Police Department and Chief of Police for both the City of Grantville and the City of Jonesboro.
Franklin is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College Class 5, and Class 123 of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development and the International Chiefs of Police Organizational Leadership. Franklin has also received training as an Active Shooter Instructor, ASP Weapons System Instructor, Georgia POST Departmental Training Officer, as well as an Instructor in Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Speed Detection, and TASER Electrical Control Device.
Shared Surveillance Network
The Flock License Plate Readers (LPRs) are a results-driven, proven technology that serve as an additional surveillance resource within our districts. LPRs offer real time coverage, 24 hours, 7 days a week. As of February 2021, there are 30 active LPRs that we manage within the AACIDs. This is an annual investment of approximately $60,000.
Because of our dynamic connections and network of partners, we have created a shared surveillance network. This allows cross jurisdictional access to LPRs that may be owned by AACIDs and other agencies. This district wide safety measure gives us access to now 501 additional cameras! We will continue to expand our access and add more as needed throughout our district.
AACIDs Command Center
In 2021, we are creating a state-of-the are Command Center that will incorporate advanced technology to monitor and report activities of concern throughout our district. We will use an integrated suite of safety measures which includes:
- AACIDs Public Safety Advisory Committee
- Customized Public Safety Assessments
- District Wide Share Surveillance LPR Network
- Local Law Enforcement
- Private Security Agencies
- Third Party Relationships
The AACIDs Command Center will be headquartered in our office and managed by our Public Safety Director. Such collaborative partnerships will support the opportunity to decrease, and ideally, eliminate the number of negative instances in our area.
District Wide Safety Tools
We work with six cities and two counties to enforce safety throughout our area.
Police Chief Rodney Bryant
City of Atlanta
226 Peachtree ST SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Chief Ferman Williford
City of College Park
3717 College Park Street
College Park, GA 30337
Chief Tommy E. Gardner, Jr.
City of East Point
2727 E Point Street
East Point, GA 30344
Chief Nathaniel Clark
City of Forest Park
850 Main Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
City of Hapeville
700 Doug Davis Drive
Hapeville, GA 30354
City of South Fulton
5539 Old National Parkway
College Park, GA 30349
Our 2020 Public Safety Stats
Several stolen vehicles were located and recovered within the CIDs or within a local law enforcement jurisdiction because of the LPR notification system. With the identification of stolen vehicles, officers were able to target problematic areas and increase patrol operations to reduce crime.
Private Security, Contracted Law Enforcement and all Government Law Enforcement Patrol Hours
Local Law Enforcement Patrol Hours
Private Security Patrols
Contracted Law Enforcement Hours
A Broken Window Is an Invitation to Crime
One of the biggest factors affecting communities is the surge in crime. Everyone wants to live and work in a community where they feel safe. As with any long-term project, one must begin with a plan of action and implement that plan in small incremental steps. Within the Community Improvement Districts the first step begins with the picking up and prevention of litter.