Safety

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The link above will bring you to the Safety newsletter archive, which presents safety newsletters in reverse chronological order going back to the first one in February 2009. In most cases a safety newsletter will be presented as multiple separate articles – this makes it easier when folks search on a particular topic, to present them with just the portion of the safety newsletter that they are looking for.

Get involved!

Get involved in promoting a safer Virginia-Highland. Help connect your neighbors and receive detailed safety reports (approximately every 2 weeks) about crimes in our neighborhood and what to be aware of.

Become a Street Captain for your block, condominum, apartment building, workplace or house of worship: If your street does not have a captain for the neighborhood watch initiative – consider volunteering to better prepare yourself and your neighbors for unforseen incidents. Read more about street captains’ duties.

Sign up for the safety program

Click to send an email to VHCA safety and get connected with your Safety Team Street Captain to receive the Safety Team Report via email from them. Please include your VaHi street address with house number.
If the link above doesn’t work for you, send an email to safety@vahi.org

See something, say something

Your alertness and reporting suspicious behavior or situations to the police by calling 911 (and to your security patrol if you are a member) is extremely important in pro-actively preventing crime in Virginia-Highland.
Read the APD brochure.

Security patrol

FBAC (Fight Back Against Crime) security patrol is funded by member contributions. It is staffed by off-duty Atlanta Police officers with full powers such as making arrests, “running plates” on cars, etc. FBAC patrols every street in Virginia-Highland 4 to 5 nights per week, benefiting the entire community. Members enjoy added benefits like checks on their house while out of town and direct cellphone access to the patrol officers. FBAC is independent and not part of VHCA. Learn more about FBAC.

Alerts via text message

VHAlerts is a system whereby people who live and/or work in VaHi can send urgent alerts to others about dangers in the neighborhood — suspicious persons, a dangerously icy intersection, etc. These alerts are “broadcast” and arrive as text messages to other VHAlert users. Read more, and register to receive alerts on your mobile phone, at the new site for VHAlert, “NextDoor” Virginia-Highland. NextDoor is not affiliated with the VHCA.

Safety tips

Read a compilation of safety tips
Here’s a video about what may the most important one:

Sidewalks

Read what the VHCA is doing about sidewalks.

Traffic and transportation

Read what VHCA is doing about traffic issues.

Streetscape – North Highland Avenue

Read about the North Highland Avenue Streetscape project, a long-term project being carried out in phases.