Atlanta Police Department

  • Agency: Atlanta Police Department
  • Address: 226 Peachtree St SW, Atlanta, 30303 GA
  • Chief: George N. Turner (Chief of Police)
Phone: (404) 614-6544

Atlanta Police Department is located at 226 Peachtree St SW, Atlanta, 30303 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is George N. Turner. The Atlanta Police Department phone number is (404) 614-6544.

Atlanta Police Department News

To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.

On November 10, 2018, officers with the Atlanta Police Department who have served in the Army, Air Force and Marines marched in the 37th Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade. This is the first time APD's veterans participated in the event and the officers enjoyed being recognized for their service to our country. Thank you to everyone who came out to support those who have fought for our freedom in the U.S. military.

APD CARES: Atlanta Police Department's Zone 6 is proud to present the 7th annual toy drive going on now through Dec. 14, 2018. Please donate new and unwrapped toys and drop them off at Zone 6 precinct located on 2025 Hosea L. Williams Drive. #WeLoveATL

Thanks to the Home Park Community Improvement Association for stopping by Zone 5 (Ted Turner) Precinct and dropping off some barbeque for our officers! We're grateful for the continued partnership and trust that helps keep our community safe.

SEEKING SUSPECT: Atlanta Police needs your help in identifying a suspect accused of stealing over $61,000 from someone's bank account. The man was captured on surveillance video going to multiple SunTrust banks and fraudulently withdrawing cash from the victim's account. If you know about the suspect's whereabouts call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Persons can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $2,000 reward.

THIS WEEKEND: The metro Atlanta law enforcement community invites you to attend an important meeting on emergency training for our faith communities. The meeting will be on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Congregation of Shearith Israel. (1180 University Dr. NE, Atlanta GA 30306) Everyone is invited to learn from officials with the FBI, GBI, U.S. Attorney's Office, Georgia Sheriff's Association and the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. For more information call 404.605.7000. #Atlanta #MySafeATL

APD ARRESTS: The Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2 (North Atlanta) Officers have had a busy week making significant arrests and getting weapons off the street. On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Zone 2 officers received information that a vehicle which was taken during a Dekalb County robbery, was spotted at Lenox Mall. Officers located the stolen car in the parking lot and observed three juvenile males attempting to enter the vehicle. At that time, officers approached the males and they were detained. Further investigation revealed that the male attempting to enter the driver seat did have possession of the vehicle’s key, which was taken in the Dekalb robbery. Officers also located a handgun under the driver seat of the vehicle. Officers were able to make an arrest without incident, recover a stolen vehicle and a handgun. All three of the males were 17 years old. On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Zone 2 officers observed a male with a backpack enter the driver seat of a stolen vehicle at 200 Colonial Homes Dr. Officers were able to approach and arrest 23-year-old Dayquan Jackson (pictured below) without incident. Inside of the backpack, officers located marijuana and a handgun magazine. Underneath the driver seat of the vehicle, officers located a handgun. Also inside of the vehicle, officers located multiple identification cards that did not belong to Jackson. One of these ID cards was able to be tracked to the victim of a separate crime. Again, Zone 2 officers were able to make an arrest without incident, recover a stolen vehicle, a hand gun, and narcotics, and gather leads for a separate crime. #AtlantaPolice #WeCatchBadGuys #GoodWork

FYI: The 37th Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade will be on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at 11:11 a.m. in Downtown Atlanta. The parade begins on Peachtree St. south of Ralph McGill/Ivan Allen Blvd. The parade will proceed south on Peachtree Street, turn right on Baker Street towards Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca Cola, and Georgia Aquarium. It will continue on Baker Street and turn left onto Marietta Street. The parade will end at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street. Road closures along the road are expected from around 10:35 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. More information here: #VeteransDay #Atlanta #WeLoveATL

APD ARREST: Atlanta Police Department Zone 5 officers arrested 22-year-old Khalil Moten in connection to three burglaries in Midtown and Sherwood Forest. Moten was located after an officer responded to a suspicious person call near 7th St. and Glendale Terr. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Moten was carrying a roller suitcase with him that contained items stolen from recent burglaries. Khalil Moten was charged with Prowling and three counts of Burglary. Moten has been arrested once for burglary and two times damage to property in Alabama. #AtlantaPolice #WeCatchBadGuys

APD PROUD: ***Viewer discretion is advised*** On September 27, 2017, Atlanta Police Officer Mason Mercure saved a carjacking suspect's life after the suspect led officers on a chase and shot at them. Officer Mercure was awarded with the Meritorious Service Award at Crime is Toast in October of 2018 for the lifesaving deed of applying a tourniquet to the suspect. Mercure said, "Looking at it afterwards it is basic humanity that kicks in and prompts you to save a life when something like that is happening." #AtlantaPolice Video credit: Blue Moon Productions LLC

APD ARREST: Atlanta Police Zone 5 officers have arrested 27-year-old Donald Winters in connection to more than 10 car break-ins on Nov. 5, 2018 at 21 Larkin Place SW in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood. A photo of the suspect was captured on surveillance and was distributed to our officers. Later in the day on November 5, we were alerted that the suspect was seen in the area around Artist Square. A canvass of Castleberry Hill neighborhood by Officer Walker located the suspect near the intersection of Fair St. and Peters St. where he was taken into custody without incident. Winters was found to be wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants out of Gwinnett and DeKalb counties. Winters has a total of 17 prior arrests for a range of offenses including burglary. Winters is charged with Entering Automobile (11 Counts), Theft by Taking, Firearm, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Marijuana. #WeCatchBadGuys #GoodWork #AtlantaPolice

On this day, six years ago, The Atlanta Police Department lost two pilots in a horrible helicopter crash. As they searched for a missing child, the helicopter crashed near the intersection of M. L. King near H. E. Holmes. We will ALWAYS remember our fallen brothers Officer Richard Halford and Officer Shawn Smiley. We love you both, we miss you and continue to watch over us as you patrol the skies of heaven.

APD ARREST: Atlanta Police Department Gun Assault Unit has arrested 19-year-old Gabrielle Burnett in connection to the shooting of a Clark Atlanta student on Sept. 25, 2018. Further investigation revealed that the victim had a brief encounter with the suspect prior to the shooting at 1084 Lucile Ave SW. Detectives were able to identify and secure warrants for the suspect who turned herself in and was transported to Fulton County Jail. Burnett has been charged with Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

FYI: President Barack Obama will be speaking at Morehouse College's Forbes Arena on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. Traffic could become congested in areas around the Atlanta University Center on Friday afternoon. #Atlanta #ATLTraffic

JOIN THE ELITE APD: Atlanta Police Department is hiring for police officers! Come learn about a dynamic new career in law enforcement at Atlanta's Public Safety Headquarters (226 Peachtree St. SW) on November 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. We will have information for you on salary, benefits, housing, training, officer development and more. If you have a question you can call us during normal business hours at 404-546-7650 or click here: #AtlantaPolice #APDProud #Atlanta #WeLoveATL

Backing the blue for Halloween means a great deal to APD! Lt. Clint Myers and Officer Joseph Mercado enjoyed meeting this dynamic duo for community policing and candy. #HappyHalloween #TrickorTreat #AtlantaPolice 🎃🚔

Happy Halloween to all from the men and women of the City of Atlanta Police Department. Be safe!

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS: Atlanta Police Department has tips for trick-or-treaters and their parents headed out to collect candy over the next few hours! Please keep in mind all of these tips: • Drive slowly through neighborhoods • Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks • Look left and right before crossing streets • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights and add reflective gear to costumes • Use face paint and makeup if possible instead of masks, which can limit child’s vision • Make sure costumes fit to prevent trips and falls • Remember to stay alert and vigilant • If you see something suspicious, call 911 immediately and an officer will respond #HappyHalloween #TrickorTreat #WeLoveATL #Atlanta

The Atlanta Police Foundation partnered with us once again for the 2nd Annual Mounted Patrol Fall Festival on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. We had a great time teaching everyone about APD's horses and checking out all the cool Halloween costumes. Thank you to everyone who came and those who chose to support our efforts in the community by donating.

APD PROUD: Smokey, the dog rescued from an apartment fire by Atlanta Police officers on the night of January 7, 2018, now has a forever home. Animal Cruelty Liaison, Senior Police Officer Amy Soeldner, Officer Robert Winkler and Officer Austin Denninger were honored for their heroic efforts by receiving the inaugural Beyond the Badge award at Crime is Toast in October of 2018. Smokey was adopted from PAWS Atlanta by Emily Sarros and she told us, "Thank you to Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Fire and Rescue and Grady for giving us Smokey, the cutest dog anyone could ever ask for." Special thanks to the Atlanta Police Foundation and Blue Moon Productions LLC for helping us capture these sweet moments on video. #AtlantaPolice #RescueDog #Heartwarming #AnimalLovers #Adopted

APD ALERT UPDATE: The area for the suspicious package has cleared and the streets reopened at Pryor St. and Central Ave. between Rawson St. and Fulton St. SW.

APD ALERT: Streets remained closed due to a suspicious package. Please avoid the following streets and area. Pryor St. and Central Ave are both closed between Rawson St. and Fulton St. SW.

JOIN US: Atlanta Police Department is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day happening Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at APD’s Zone 2 and Zone 4 Precincts. National Drug Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Zone 2 Precinct is located at 3120 Maple Dr NE and Zone 4 Precinct is located at 1125 Cascade Cir SW. More info: #NationalDrugTakeBackDay #Atlanta

APD ALERT: MARTA Police Department will host the region’s largest emergency preparedness exercise on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 beginning at 10:30 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following morning at MARTA’s Dome Station. Atlanta Police Department will be participating in the exercise along with several other federal, state and local law enforcement partners. Please be advised, people within the five-mile radius of the MARTA Dome Station may hear loud noises and see heavy police activity as part of this year's exercise. Beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, service on the east and westbound Green and Blue rail service lines will be interrupted. MARTA will establish a bus bridge to bypass Dome Station and the exercise. Patrons utilizing the bus bridge will be directed to exit at Vine City Station or Five Points Station and board a MARTA bus that will take them to the next available station. More information here: #OperationEncroachment #EmergencyPreparedness #Atlanta #MySafeATL