ATLANTA – FOX 5 Atlanta’s Alex Whittler continues a collection of one-on-one interviews with the Atlanta Police Department majors to speak about how one can hold your communities secure.
This week, the main focus is on southwest Atlanta, Zone 4.
Police there say automobile crimes are on the rise and so they want the group’s watchful eye to chop them down.
The seasons are altering, and police say folks mustn’t begin up their vehicles to heat them and return into their properties. Police say that is the simplest technique to get your automobile stolen.
Simply this month on Bent Creek Method, a lady says she was physically thrown from her car earlier than a person took off in it.
Atlanta Police Main Anthony Jackson says his group is aware of car crimes have plagued southwest Atlanta, so that they’ll quickly hand out steering wheel locks to attempt to stunt the problem.
“They’re old fashioned units to placed on steering wheels to assist stop auto thefts,” he stated. “Hopefully we’ll have these subsequent month. We’ll subject them out to group members. We won’t give one to everybody, however we’re making an attempt to do our half.”
He says he is aware of what is alleged about this a part of town.
“For each one unhealthy factor you see, there are 1,000 extra good ones locally,” he stated.
Main Jackson, who has been with the division for 30 years, credit the open traces of communication between the police and the individuals who stay in Atlanta’s largest and most single-family densely populated zone.
“In the event that they see it, they will name,” he stated.
A bunch of energetic, principally retired girls did not hesitate to name the police when their cars were targeted at the Cascade Nature Reserve. They began strolling right here in the course of the pandemic. They even invited the foremost to come back alongside.
“I assumed it would be a 10-minute stroll,” he stated. “It ended up being 2.5 miles.
“Since that point, Zone 4 has cooperated with us in extraordinary trend. We’ve got cameras and patrols frequently, so we really feel fairly secure right here within the park,” Susan Ross stated. She and a bunch of dozens of ladies stroll the character path 5 days per week.
Atlanta police steered safety modifications to the Atlanta City Council, which in the end put in a surveillance system final yr.
Many viewers have despatched messages to FOX 5 with involved about crime taking place in and round deserted southwest Atlanta buildings.
To that, Main Jackson says the identical:
“Should you see one thing that you just assume does not belong, irrespective of how small you assume it’s, name. I give everybody my electronic mail and cell,” he stated.