The Midtown Blue public safety force acts as the “eyes and ears” of the Midtown community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our public safety strategy includes patrolling, monitoring, education, collaboration and enforcement to protect and serve all who live in, work in, and visit the Midtown Improvement District. This adds up to one of the most robust public safety programs of its kind in the U.S.
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Midtown Blue's team of more than 40 off-duty Atlanta Police Department (APD) officers provides 'round the clock coverage, augmenting APD’s on-duty patrols and working exclusively in the public right of ways of the Midtown Improvement District. For extra support and street patrol presence, we also launched the Midtown Blue Public Safety Patrol.
Midtown Blue has operated on the ground every day for more than a decade. And in that time, the Midtown district has registered consistent decreases in crime, making it one of the safest communities in metro Atlanta. Crime incidents within the district declined 8% in 2015 compared to 2014. In 2015, 91% of the crime in the Midtown Improvement District was non-violent property crime.
Our team also holds quarterly public safety meetings for our MID public safety partners representing: APD, MARTA, Georgia Tech, SCAD, Emory, the Federal Reserve, commercial and residential property owners, private security and others. These meetings provide useful information that keeps lines of communication open between law enforcement, private security and commercial property managers.
Midtown Blue’s public safety officers monitor in real time the region’s most extensive network of high-definition video cameras, covering 90% of the public right-of-ways. See a map of our camera locations.