KIRKWOOD — Since taking over as commander of the Atlanta Police Department's Zone 6 nearly two months ago, Maj. Timothy Peek has been making the rounds to various neighborhood associations to introduce himself and hear residents' concerns.
Peek, a 20-year veteran with APD, was most recently the night commander before taking the reins at Zone 6.
His arrival coincided with a serious spike in major crimes across Zone 6, including four homicides in East Atlanta, armed robberies in Reynoldstown and Grant Park, burglaries in Kirkwood and carjackings in Glenwood Park.
While the rate of serious crime has dropped about 18 percent between January and early August, the zones that cover East Atlanta Patch — 5 and 6 — saw an increase.
But Peek, who sat down with East Atlanta Patch last week for a video interview to discuss some new initiatives, said Zone 6 is is trending downward, based on crime stats of the past two months.
Please click on the video to hear the first of our three-part interview.