Is the Patrol Active? The home page says 2018-2019 membership year!
Yes, we are active. The member who is hosting this site at no cost to us has not changed that, and the rest of us can't access the HTML code to change it. Sorry for the confusion!
How do I become a member?
Visit http://www.leafmoresecuritypatrol.org, click on the Join or Renew Online box in the middle of the homepage, and pay via PayPal or write a check to LCPPP and mail it to LCPPP PO Box 98332 Atlanta, GA 30359. We can also accept payments in person via Square.
How much does it cost to become a member of the Leafmore Police Patrol?
We have three options, all of which cover a 12 month period from your initial payment:
1) $225 if paid by cash or check
2) $235 if paid via PayPal or Square
3) $21 monthly via Square, with a year's commitment
Is there a senior citizen discount?
What benefits do I receive as a member?
Upon request, daily home/"vacation" checks by the off-duty officer while you are out of town. Peace of mind you are helping make your home and our neighborhood a safer place to live and play. A private email group and/or a Facebook group for members only is under development. A monthly newsletter communicating all crime related activity in the neighborhood as well as safety tips. An optional security assessment conducted by police officer.
What is the deadline to become a member?
We are now accepting annual subscriptions year-round.
Do I have to sign the Terms and Conditions to become a member?
By remitting payment (online or via check), you are consenting to the Terms & Conditions.
Who will be patrolling the neighborhood?
Uniformed, off-duty DeKalb County police officers will patrol our neighborhood in both marked and unmarked vehicles.
These are our current officers:
Sergeant Kevin White
How often/when will the patrols occur?
Daily. There were 5 hour patrol shifts/7 days per week but due to the budget we've had to cut back on the hours but not the days until we can get more new or renewed memberships coming in. The patrol schedule varies daily and will not be published for security reasons and for the safety of our officers.
There are some days I don't see the police officers. Are they really patrolling every day?
Yes, our off-duty officers patrol our neighborhood several hours every day of the week. At a minimum, one complete pass of our neighborhood takes 55 minutes. Sometimes our officers are patrolling when you are at work or when you are asleep, so it's highly possible that days may go by without seeing one of them. Also, sometimes they patrol in unmarked vehicles making it almost impossible for you to identify them as police officers.
Rest assured they are in the neighborhood daily as scheduled and the board has contact with them.
Will the police officers have arrest powers and carry weapons?
Yes. The police officers will have the same arrest powers and will carry the same weapons while patrolling our neighborhood as they do when they are on-duty. The police officers will be subject to and governed by all procedures and protocols of the DeKalb County Police Department ("DCPD") while patrolling our neighborhood.
Will the DCPD Central Zone dispatcher be aware whenever an off-duty police officer is patrolling in the neighborhood?
Yes. Current DCPD policies and procedures require any officer providing off-duty patrol or other approved law-enforcement-related services to notify and be able to communicate at all times with the 911 dispatcher.
What will be the focus of the patrolling officers?
Officers will patrol neighborhood streets, may issue traffic citations, will be on watch for suspicious persons and activities, will make reports of such persons and activities as well as any incidents or arrests to the Board, and will conduct "vacation" checks of the homes of members in good standing upon request. Additionally, officers will respond to any and all 911 emergencies generating in our neighborhood and occurring when they are working their shift on behalf of the LCPPP.
Will every street in the neighborhood be patrolled during each patrol shift?
Yes, unless the shift officer must respond to an emergency situation.
Will streets with more participation receive preferential treatment/more patrol time than those with less participation?
What do I do if I see something suspicious?
Call 911. If our off-duty police officer is working at the time, he/she will hear any communication from the 911 dispatch center on the radio and will be able to respond promptly to calls generating in our neighborhood.
Who are the Board Members?
Sonali Rao and Amy Parker
If you are interested in helping with this, please contact us!
Are Board Members paid?
No. They are unpaid volunteers, each of whom is a paying member of the LCPPP.