By WHNA president, Brad Grulke
On March 23rd Commissioner Rader's office organized a public safety meeting to address concerns over increasing crime in the Briarcliff/LaVista area. Representatives from the Dekalb County police assured those attended that despite the recent jogger attack violent crime in the area has decreased 21% and property crime has decreased 15% according to their statistics. Because investigation into the March 17th attack is on going, police were able to offer few details. They are treating the incident as if it were a random act. In response they have increased the patrolling of the area. Police did urge residents to follow common sense when exercising and offered the following safety tips:
* Exercise in groups if possible
* Avoid isolated areas and stick to high visibility roads
* Run with your dog if you have one
* Carry a personal safety item and cell phone
* Keep music low enough so that you remain alert of your surroundings
If you see anything or anyone suspicious, do not hesitate to contact police. Please note the DekalbCounty Policy Center Precinct Non Emergency Number is (678) 406-7929. And of course, if you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911.
Dekalb Solicitor General's Crime Prevention Tour
The next installment will focus on North Dekalb and will be held the morning of April 25th at Lynwood United Church of God in Christ in Brookhaven. Please see the link below for more information.
Neighborhood Watch Volunteers Needed
For our Neighborhood Watch to be effective we need volunteers from our residents. If you would like to be a block captain for your street, please contact the Neighborhood Watch Co chair for your area of Woodland Hills.
Woodland Hills West (from Woodland Hills Dr. to the Fulton Co. Border):
Bobby Ward firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodland Hills East (from Shepherds Lane to Briarcliff):
Kate Martin email@example.com
phone: (404) 290-4056