About Edgewood Security Patrol
- ESP employs off-duty Atlanta Police Department SWAT officers to patrol the entire neighborhood, members’ homes, and local businesses in APD SWAT Vehicles.
- These officers have full arresting powers. They are able to stop and question suspicious characters, ask for ID’s, and check for prior arrests and outstanding warrants.
- The patrol does not replace the Atlanta Police Department. The patrol works with, and in addition to, APD’s regular police coverage.
- The police officers vary the days and hours they patrol. This is determined by weekly crime statistics analyzed by patrol volunteers in collaboration with Zone 6.
- It is important that Edgewood residents continue to call 911 to report crimes and suspicious characters. This will enable ESP officers to establish crime patterns and gather evidence for arrests and convictions.