Background/Benefits

In February 2015, the MLPA Security Chair recruited members to become street captains for the purpose of revitalizing the MLPA Neighborhood Watch program.  Street Captains notify neighbors about security issues thru the MLPA Security Report, be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) notices, and other emails.  The program has grown from 8-9 street captains then to the current size of more than 50 street captains today.

If you’d like to learn more about the program, to volunteer, or to learn if there is a street captain for your area, then please contact NeighborhoodWatch@mlpa.org.

In May 2016, the MLPA program became part of the APD’s city-wide Neighborhood Watch program, and was recognized for creating a safe community, communicating effectively within the neighborhood, promoting activities that build community, and maintaining connections with outside resources (e.g.,state and local representatives).

For more information about the neighborhood watch program, Click Here.

Participants in the Neighborhood Watch program are the extra set of “eyes and ears” for law enforcement personnel. The obvious benefits that Neighborhood Watch volunteers and their communities have experienced throughout the years include:

  • a reduction in crime
  • a better quality of life
  • a greater sense of security, responsibility, and personal control
  • building community pride and unity
  • preparing for helping others and ourselves in our community
  • providing law enforcement agencies with volunteer support year round

 

Street Captain Coverage for Morningside/Lenox Park

Please consider volunteering as a street captain.  The job mainly involves forwarding emails from MLPA patrol and the street captain coordinator.  This is not a difficult or time-consuming job. It is also a great way to get to know your neighbors better.  When there is criminal activity that is concerning (e.g., break-ins, robberies, a pattern of crimes), additional emails may need to be shared.  The most time-consuming task involves collecting email addresses for the neighbors on your street who want to participate.

If you are willing to be a street captain or want to know who your street captain is, please send an email to NeighborhoodWatch@mlpa.org

Streets with no street captain:

Dutch Valley Dr
Dutch Valley Pl
Highland Park
High Point Dr
N Highland (University to E Rock Springs)
N Rock Springs
Piedmont Rd (Monroe to N Rock Springs)
Pine Ridge
Windham Park
Zimmer

 

Data from the Atlanta Police Department

Atlanta Police Department crime statistics for zone 2, which includes Morningside/Lenox Park
http://www.atlantapd.org/about-apd/zone-maps

Atlanta Police Department crime statistics for zone 6, which includes Virginia Highlands
http://www.atlantapd.org/zone6.aspx

Atlanta Police Department real time crime data
http://opendata.atlantapd.org/Crimedata/default.aspx

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