The organization's main objectives, which comes after a number of meetings with the DeKalb County Police Department and residents, are to reduce burglaries and address quality-of-life issues.
It also complements the East Atlanta Security Patrol's efforts, which provides supplemental support to the Atlanta Police Department in anti-crime efforts within the city limits, by hiring off-duty police.
It's measure enacted by a number of neighborhoods, including Kirkwood, Inman Park and Grant Park, which all have their own security patrols in addition to regular policing units.
DeKalb 360's focus is on the DCPD South Precinct's Beats 320 and 360, which police the areas in the security patrol.
The patrol borders are:
- Moreland Avenue to the west
- Glenwood Avenue to the north
- The eastern border is Gresham Road until it reaches I-20, then I-20 up to Glenwood Avenue.
- The southern border to the west of Bouldercrest is Key Road. The southern border to the east of Bouldercrest is Weekirk Road.
Enrollment is four times a year — just before January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st — but the inaugural membership drive continues until Jan. 17.
Annual membership is $215 per household and $65 for seniors aged 65 and older.
For more information contact DeKalb 360 via: