Atlanta Police opens Beltline Precinct

8:45 PM, Dec 17, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The Beltline is an area where people have called out for more security for months. On Tuesday the city delivered that in the form of a new police precinct on Memorial Drive.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed cut the ribbon on what he calls the coolest police precinct in Atlanta. It's called the Path Force Precinct. It's made up of officers on bicycle and horse back, designated to patrol the trails of the Beltline.

"We're doing everything in our power to keep you absolutely safe and protect the jewel that is the Atlanta Beltline," Reed said.

The precinct is financially possible with a 1.8 million dollar federal grant. It's considered an investment in safety in an area the public has spotlighted as a place they need to feel safer.

"Our goal is to make Atlanta the safest large city in America," said Atlanta Police Chief George Turner.

The Path Force precinct is located at the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing. It marks the first time the property has been completed full. Reed says that was something else to celebrate at Tuesday's ceremony.

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