FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT
Nikki Forman
Communications Director, Atlanta Police Foundation
phone: 404.586.0180 | cell: 706.464.5920
nforman@atlantapolicefoundation.org

Atlanta Police Foundation to demolition vacant property in English Avenue in preparation to build homes for Atlanta police officers and legacy residents.

Who

Atlanta Police Foundation (APF), Atlanta Police Department (APD), City of Atlanta, The Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Westside Future Fund

WHAT

The APF has created new opportunities for officers to purchase homes in strategic neighborhoods throughout Atlanta, to increase police visibility and enhance engagement between APD and the citizens they serve. Secure Neighborhoods offers sworn APD police officers affordable options and incentives to purchase a home that has been renovated or built from the ground up. As part of the Westside Security Plan, the Atlanta Police Foundation is currently focused in two target neighborhoods: English Avenue, Vine City. Phase two of this project will also include opportunities for legacy residents.

NEW HOMES ON THE WESTSIDE BY 2020

  • 2016 – Phase I: 5 homes in Vine City completed
  • 2017 – Phase II: 20 homes in English Avenue and Vine City for officers and legacy residents
  • 2018 – Phase III: 10 homes – location TBD

INCREASING POLICE VISIBILITY ON THE WESTSIDE

Year over year, crime statistics show the efforts of the APF and the leadership of the APD are working — crime is steadily decreasing and more specifically, the Westside has seen a significant reduction in crime. However, there is still much that can be done to make our city safer.

The Secure Neighborhoods program is focused on officer and recruit housing initiatives as well as increased police visibility through security patrols. Residents and visitors must be able to live in their homes, enjoy the City and feel secure, without undue concern for their safety and APF is committed to developing programs that include residents and partners to help make Atlanta safer.

When

Thursday, September 21, 2017
10am

Where

504 Griffin Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

About the Atlanta Police Foundation – The Atlanta Police Foundation was established in 2003 to provide vital support to the Mayor, the Chief of Police and the Atlanta Police Department. The organization is based on a public-private partnership model that has worked to secure and leverage private resources to fund high priority projects designed to enhance the City of Atlanta’s ability to fight and prevent crime. As a result of the work of the APF, since 2003 there has been an increase in the number of police officers on the streets and an increase in the engagement of Atlanta’s business community and neighborhood residents in fighting crime. Additionally, the City has experienced a 58 percent reduction in the violent crime rate and a 41 percent reduction in crimes overall. Our programs are strategically focused to complement the Atlanta Police Department’s vision of becoming the safest, large city in America. We give high priority to programs that address the need for more police visibility and improved police operations. We also provide strategic counsel for the APD and aid in bringing private and public sector resources together for short and long range security planning for the City.