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Local Police Officers Will Soon Be Wearing Bodycams

January 8, 2017

By Eleanor Barrineau, VHCA Board and Safety Committee Chair By the end of January, police officers in Zone 6 of the Atlanta Police Department (APD), which includes Virginia-Highland, will be using body cameras on each shift.  As officers report for duty, they will pick up fully-charged camera units and attach them to the front of their…

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Virginia-Highland Supports Police Christmas Party for Kids

December 28, 2016

By Eleanor Barrineau, VHCA Board and Safety Committee Member Generous Virginia-Highland residents donated four car-loads of toys to the annual Zone 6 Atlanta Police Department holiday party for kids held on December 17th.  This year Zone 6 doubled the number of children invited from 50 last year to 100 in order to provide toys for…

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Safety Subjects: Holiday Safety Tips

December 9, 2016

By Kay Stephenson, VHCA Board Vice President Some of us shop online, some go to the mall, and some patronize small local businesses. Wherever you do your shopping or celebrate the holidays, APD Zone 6 Commander Major Peek has offered us some thoughts on safety. First, he wants us to know that APD has implemented…

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APD Zone 6 Commander Pens Letter to Residents

August 7, 2016

Atlanta Police Department Zone 6 Commander Lt. Timothy D. Peek wrote the following letter this week to Zone 6 residents: Dear Zone Six Communities: In recent times, our nation has experienced some very trying times as it relates to the relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities for which they serve.  Communities throughout the country voiced…

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APD Officials Listen and Respond to Resident Safety Concerns

April 14, 2015

The first portion of this month’s regular meeting of the VHCA held on April 13th was devoted to a special discussion of neighborhood safety.  District 6 Councilperson Alex Wan (who organized the meeting and arranged the speakers), APD Asst. Chief Shawn Jones, Deputy Chief Joseph Spillane, Zone 6 Commander Timothy Peek, and other officers made presentations,…

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