Posted by debday | Community Projects, Law Enforcement | Wednesday, March 13, 2013 7:30 pm
  • The Atlanta Police Department is seeking participants for the Citizens Police Academy. As the Department strives for transparency in its operations, the Citizens Police Academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate the citizens of Atlanta on the operations of the Department while obtaining valuable feedback from citizens to enhance police and community relations. more…


Aggressive Panhandling Work Session, 8/23

Posted by Stephanie | Law Enforcement, News | Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:54 pm

The Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety-Legal Administration Committee will hold a work session to discuss the following proposed ordinance:

An Ordinance by Councilmember Michael J. Bond amending Part II (“General Ordinances”), Chapter 43 (“Commercial Solicitation”), Section 43-1 Subparagraph (f) (“Penalties”). Subsection (3) (“Third Violation, and Subsequent Violations”) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Atlanta, such that individuals convicted of a third violation for aggressive solicitations shall receive a sentence of 180 days to be served in the City of Atlanta Detention Center; and for other purposes. (Legislative Reference No. 12-O-1004)

Representatives from the faith community and homeless advocacy organizations, as well as downtown community residents and business owners will serve as members of the panel that will discuss the proposed legislation.

WHO:              Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety-Legal Administration Committee

WHAT:            Aggressive Panhandling Work Session

WHEN:           10:00 AM – 11:30 AM on Thursday, August 23, 2012

WHERE:         Committee Room #2
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.

Citizen’s CourtWatch Training, Tuesday, September 11

Posted by Stephanie | Community Projects, Law Enforcement | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 2:57 pm


Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, August 14 – Public Safety

Posted by Stephanie | ADNA, Law Enforcement, Meetings | Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:53 pm

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

socializing at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:00pm

Zone 5 Atlanta Police Department Headquarters

200 Spring Street NW

Each monthly meeting this year will have a different focus. This month we are all about Public Safety.


Welcome – Introductions

Permits and Presentations

Big Kahuna

 – 303 Peachtree Center Ave

Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant – 231 Peachtree St NE


August’s focus will be on Public Safety

  • Answer “What to do when…?” scenarios
  • Gather after-hours contact information
  • Explaining the hows and whys of code enforcement
  • and YOUR questions! (submit to

Committee Reports

  • Public Safety
  • Treasurer
  • Quality of Life
  • Membership
  • Communications

Alcohol Technical Advisory Group (ATAG) II Public Input Meeting

Posted by Stephanie | Law Enforcement, Licensing | Monday, June 25, 2012 3:29 pm


DATE:            Thursday, June 28, 2012

TIME:             6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

WHERE:        Grove Park Recreation Center

750 Frances Place, NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30318

The City of Atlanta’s Alcohol Technical Advisory Group (ATAG) II will hold its fifth public input hearing on Thursday, June 28 from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm at the Grove Park Recreation Center to hear from the public regarding beer/wine/liquor licensing and enforcement issues.

The hearing is an important opportunity for the public to share its concerns with the ATAG II Board.

The Board is composed of 17 members appointed by the Mayor, City Council and community and business groups. They have been tasked with examining and recommending changes to the City of Atlanta’s Alcohol Code which deals with the licensing of establishments that sell liquor, beer and wine, as well as the enforcement of such laws. As part of their review, ATAG II is required to conduct at least one public hearing in each quadrant of the City.

The Board is expected to make final recommendations to the City Council by December 2012.

The City of Atlanta Alcohol Technical Advisory Group (ATAG) II was established through legislation introduced by Post 1 At-Large Councilmember Michael Julian Bond and passed unanimously by the City Council.

For more information call 404-330-6770 or email

Citizens Police Academy beginning April 18

Posted by Susan Roe | ADNA, Law Enforcement | Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:07 pm

Have you ever wondered what our police do?  You may have an opportunity!  Applications will be coming out for the upcoming Citizens Police Academy… watch this space!

Our neighbors Doug Brewer and Adam Shumaker are proud graduates. According to Doug:

“I participated in the Atlanta Citizen’s Policy Academy in 2011, and I would recommend it to anyone living downtown.  The Citizens Police Academy is more than just public relations by APD, it’s taken seriously from the top down.  The first class was attended by Chief Turner, all the zone commanders and the heads of the divisions (homicide, narcotics, etc).  Each class is taught by a division head, or their direct report.  Questions are encouraged, and honest answers were given, even if the APD was not shown in the best light.  During the course we toured the 911 center and were able to see the room that all the downtown cameras feed into.  Some of the class topics were: Police Procedure, DUI task force, LGBT, Crime Scene Management and Internal Affairs.  A ride-a-long with ad APD officer is part of the course, but not mandatory.

If anyone is interested, and would like to speak with me about my experience, please feel free to e-mail me at jdougbrewer AT”

Mayor Orders Police to Stop Enforcing Law Against Mass Public Feedings

Posted by adnanews | Law Enforcement | Thursday, July 8, 2010 11:48 pm

In a recent meeting of our Neighborhood Planning Unit public safety committee, the Atlanta Police revealed that they were ordered, without explanation, to stop enforcement of the law against mass public feedings of the homeless. Please let the mayor know how you feel about this!

See our NPU public safety committee flyer.

Coming Soon @ Broad Street Plaza…

Posted by wdarling | Law Enforcement, News | Monday, February 1, 2010 11:07 pm

Along with the many fresh changes underway in the Broad Street Plaza/Barbara Asher Square area on Marietta Street, watch for an enclosed spot that will house a 24-hour APD police presence.

It’s all part of our plan to make the area a bit more pedestrian friendly, especially with the high foot-traffic between Broad Street Plaza and the Five Points MARTA Station.

Minutes ADNA’s January Meeting

Posted by adnanews | ADNA, Business, Dining, Law Enforcement, News | Friday, January 22, 2010 5:21 pm

ADNA Monthly Meeting
January 12, 2010 – W Hotel

Jeff Lam started meeting at 7:00 pm.

Introduced Chris and Steve from Meehan’s Pub

  • Set to open in March
  • Own several restaurants around Atlanta, including Food 101
  • Hours will be from 10-2:30 am Monday to Saturday, and 10-11 pm on Sunday
  • Will have a St Patrick’s Day party
  • Downtowners will have a discount

Sgt Ellis from APD spoke about crime in Atlanta

  • Advice – when we see crime call 911 and don’t hang up
  • 911 will take priority calls first
  • Biggest problem right now are car breakins
  • Offered to have Crime Investigators come out to talk about keeping homes and businesses safe
  • Gave his phone number out to the attendees – 404-895-5134

Jennifer Ball from CAP spoke about Imagine Downtown

  • Broad Street Plaza initiative is almost complete
  • Marietta sidewalk streetscapes should start in March
  • Handed out CAP’s ‘wish list’ for the next phase of the project

Jeff Lam initiated a conversation about goals for the year/decade

  • Neighborhood would like to see more relationships with one another to find out what each other’s needs are
  • Todd has started compiling a list of building contacts in an effort to tie buildings together

Charlie McKinney spoke about Children’s Restorative Network

  • “Slice of Hope” benefit to take place on Saturday March 27.  Details will be in newsletter
  • Asked for donations from businesses for the silent auction

Peggy Rogers of ING Georgia Marathon talked about the annual marathon coming in late March, street closings, and the neighborhood challenge.


  • Meeting convened with a tour of W residences organized by Stuart Jackson

Important Monthly Meetings

Posted by wdarling | ADNA, Events, Law Enforcement, News, Politics | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:56 pm

Wondering how, when and where to stand up and have a say in what goes on in and around Downtown? Mark these dates on your calendar and you will have a good start.

ADNA Community Meeting
Location: TBA
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30pm for socializing, 7:00pm meeting

NPU-M Community Meeting
Location: Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Center
Date: 4th Monday of each month
Time: 6:30pm

NPU-M Public Safety Committee Meeting
Location: Central Library, 2nd Floor
Date: 1st Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30pm

ADNA Contact Information:

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