Safety in Piedmont Heights

Also see: PiHi Safety FAQs

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Security Patrol

The Piedmont Heights Security Patrol is a part-time endeavor that enhances regular city police services in our neighborhood by adding direct patrol of our streets by an off-duty police officer.  It has proved to be a clear benefit to the entire Piedmont Heights neighborhood.

Home Away Watch Service

The Home Away Watch service is a great membership benefit. Members can let us know when you'll be out of town so that extra care can be taken to watch over your home. Members, you can login and request Home Away Watch here. 

The Security Patrol and Home Away Watch services are open to current PHCA members, whether they are homeowners or home renters. You may join as a member at any time. By joining as a PHCA Member, you will receive a security patrol yard sign. 

The Security Patrol employs off-duty Atlanta police officers.  While on duty for us, the patrolling officer will:

  • Patrol our streets for suspicious persons and/or activities

  • Assist with quality-of-life issues (door-to-door solicitors, parking on/blocking sidewalks, nuisance barking, etc.)

  • Watch any known hot spots in Piedmont Heights

  • Act on our behalf to coordinate additional law enforcement services (radar, traffic stops, car and dumpster impound, surveillance, etc.)

  • Respond and assist APD with 911 dispatches in our neighborhood

The patrol serves the entire neighborhood as an additional police presence and is worthy of the entire neighborhood’s support.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us using the form on this page.

Remember, you should call 911 when:

  • You witness a crime in progress.

  • You suspect that a crime is in progress.

  • You discover that you are a victim of a crime (dollar value doesn’t matter).

  • Your property is on fire or you see a fire in the neighborhood.

  • You have or witness a medical emergency or health crisis.

  • You witness or need to report a traffic accident.

  • You witness any suspicious activity or person in the neighborhood.

  • You see illegal parking detrimental to our neighborhood (blocking sidewalks, tires off street and on curb or grass).

  • You believe a vehicle has been abandoned.

  • You believe the neighborhood is experiencing excessive noise including, but not limited to, dogs constantly barking, loud music, loud parties, and contractors working too early or too late. (Tell the 911 operator if you wish to remain anonymous to the offender.)

  • Or, when in doubt, call 911.

If a crime goes unreported to the police, then it does not show up in the official crime statistics and therefore affects the APD's resource allocation. Police manpower is driven by the actual reports of crime.

Your first call should always be to 911; contact PHCA only after you have called 911.

Additional Safety & Security Resources

PiHi Safety FAQs

Atlanta Police Department - PiHi is split into APD's Zone 2 (north of Rock Springs Rd) and Zone 6 (Rock Springs Rd and south of it). 

Atlanta Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) - The PAD Initiative works to reduce arrest and incarceration of people experiencing extreme poverty, problematic substance use, or mental health concerns, and increase the accessibility of supportive services in Atlanta and Fulton County. Since 2017, PAD has diverted over 200 people from local jails and offered access to housing, mental health and substance use recovery support, employment and income benefits, while addressing legal issues and barriers to stability.


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Piedmont Heights Civic Association
1579 Monroe Dr. NE, Ste. F307
Atlanta, GA 30324

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