Atlanta Police Department Officer Brad Etterle, the new graffiti abatement officer, began making the rounds last week to meet with neighborhood associations.
Etterle, who met with the neighborhoods of Neighborhood Planning Unit-M last week, is APD's enforcement arm of the Mayor’s Graffiti Task Force.
The Graffiti Task Force was formed to deal with the graffititha has been a nuisance in many in-town neighborhoods, incuding Old Fourth Ward.
Etterle, who joined APD in 2008, replaced Officer Ari Bleifeld.
Bleifeld is now part of APD’s APEX Unit, which specializes in identifying and targeting violent crime trends throughout the city.
If you see graffiti vandals in progress:
- Call 911 so an officer can be sent out to the scene.
- Call your local Zone if you want to file a vandalism report following the vandalism of your own personal property. East Atlanta Patch is covered by:
- Zone 3: 404.624.0674
- Zone 5: 404.658.7054
- Zone 6: 404.371.5002
- Officer Etterle's e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- His numbers are: office: 404.546.7516 and eFax: 404-546-9811.