Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Football game day tailgate season is here, but there's another type of campus tailgating that police officials want students to be aware of.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
As fall begins, tailgating is on a lot of people’s minds — but for the Georgia Tech Department of Housing, there are no snacks, chairs or lawn games involved. The department's biggest concern going into the new school year is the kind of tailgating that allows those who aren’t members of the Tech community to follow residents into dorms. “Because most of us were raised to hold the door open for the person behind us, instinct takes over,” Dan Morrison, director of Residence Life, said in a release. “However, we hope to educate students that this behavior actually makes everyone in a residential community vulnerable.” At the same time, Housing staff and the Georgia Tech Police Department recognize that students may feel they’re being rude, …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Victims robbed of their phones and Macbooks as they left the campus library.
Armed gunmen robbed a pair of Georgia Tech students early Thursday morning as they left the campus library. According to the Georgia Tech police report, at around 2:45 a.m., a white van approached the students as they were attempting to enter their vehicle that was parked near the intersection of Bobby Dodd Way and Fowler Street. Two men emerged from the van, whereupon one suspect pulled a gun and reportedly told the students to drop their backbacks. The suspects then took from the students their cell phones and backpacks, which each contained a Macbook laptop valued between $1,500 and $2,000 according to the campus police incident report. The robbers also took one of the student’s purse and with it a Bank of America debit card and $50 in …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Public safety news from around Midtown and the Georgia Tech campus.
Midtown Blue is asking for the public’s help in locating an individual who is a person of interest in some laptop thefts in the Midtown area. His surveillance camera image is provided with this article. If you see the suspect in or around your office buildings, please call 911 then Midtown Blue at 404-817-0500. Midtown Blue is the 24/7 public safety force of off-duty police officers patrolling Midtown streets and sidewalks and augmenting Atlanta Police Department (APD) services for a safer environment. _______ APD has released more details in last week’s chase that resulted in some Midtown residents helping apprehend a suspect who was being pursued by police on foot. According to police reports, on Feb. 13, APD officers were conducting a …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
A first person account of a late-night ride-along with a Georgia Tech police officer and school President G.P. “Bud” Peterson.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
APD Major Chris Leighty tells Neighborhood Planning Unit-E, "We’ve had a pretty good first five weeks of the year.”
On Tuesday night, just hours after a Fulton County Grand Jury indicted a Stone Mountain woman in the vehicular homicide case that claimed the life of veteran Atlanta Police Officer Gail Thomas, Major Chris Leighty, Zone 5 Commander, told the Neighborhood Planning Unit-E (NPU-E) that “we have no crime issues in Zone 5 right now." Of course, it was a tragic start to 2012 as Thomas was struck and killed on Jan. 24 on Interstate 75/85 southbound at the Brookwood Interchange. As Thomas was attempting to divert traffic away from a previous crash, she was struck by a vehicle driven by Chasity Jones. Jones was formally charged Tuesday in a thirteen-count indictment. The charges against her include: Homicide by Vehicle in the First Degree (four …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The week's top headlines for Dec. 12-16, 2011
Burgess-Petersen Leaders Weigh In On APS Redistricting. City Council Members Express Concerns On APS Redistricting. Virginia-Highland Residents Plan Fight Against School Redistricting. Parents: Keep The Grady Community Together. Darkness In Smyrna After One-Car Accident. Zoning Board Approves Walmart Parking Variance. Sandy Springs Police Chief Explains How Public Cameras Deter Crime. Last Council Meeting For Three Dunwoody Officials. Tech Police Test ‘SkyCop’ System. Southwest Atlanta Choir Taped By National Public Radio. Avondale’s Children’s Choir Performs. ‘Shop With A Cop’ Makes Christmas Merry For South Cobb Kids.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Campus police try out new mobile surveillance system, as well as collaborate with Atlanta police and the community.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Amy Wenk
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Looking to combat crime on campus and in the Home Park neighborhood, Georgia Tech police have teamed up with Atlanta police and are reaching out to the community. They're also rolling onto the streets a cool, new crime-fighting tool. Tech police for about two weeks have tested a new mobile surveillance system called SkyCop. The high-tech policing device can stream live video from remote locations, scan license plates to check for stolen cars and flash blue lights just like a patrol car. "We're testing it," Tech's Deputy Police Chief Robert Connolly said Tuesday night at a meeting of the Home Park Community Improvement Association. "So far we like it." Real Deal on Crime That evening, Tech's First Lady Valerie Peterson, wife of President …