Posted July 9, 2012 Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech Media Relations
The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Atlanta Police Department are pleased to announce a unique corporate and community partnership resulting in a police vehicle that is conducting joint patrols of campus, as well as surrounding neighborhoods and commercial districts.
The 2011 Dodge Charger Enforcer II is a high-tech police cruiser that patrols the Georgia Tech campus, Home Park, Atlantic Station, and Midtown and will have both a Georgia Tech Police officer and an Atlanta Police officer riding together.
“The cooperation and involvement of the entire Georgia Tech community - combined with partnerships between public safety organizations, other universities, businesses, and the surrounding area - remain essential ingredients in creating and maintaining a safe community for everyone,” said Georgia Tech Police Chief Teresa Crocker.
“This car’s distinctive look and high visibility will ensure that students, business owners and residents alike can rest assured that the Atlanta Police Department and Georgia Tech Police Department are true partners in preventing crime,” said Atlanta Police Chief George Turner. “These kinds of partnerships are at the heart of the APD’s mission statement of partnering with our community to reduce crime and improve the quality of life.”
The $37,000 cruiser was made possible by generous donations and a corporate-community partnership of the Midtown Alliance (and its Midtown Blue public safety program), North American Properties (managers of Atlantic Station) the Home Park Community Improvement Association, and the Atlanta Police Foundation. The Atlanta Police Foundation was instrumental in facilitating the donation. The gray car with distinctive lettering (red for Atlanta Police and gold for Georgia Tech) will be used nightly for proactive, community policing and crime-fighting purposes.
“This joint patrol is another example of innovation to ensure continued public safety in the Midtown area,” said Kevin Green, President and CEO, Midtown Alliance. “This is a unique partnership with Georgia Tech and APD and Midtown Alliance is proud to be a part of it.”