The Druid Hills Public Safety Committee is chaired by Doug Rollins. We are working on multiple approaches to addressing crime within our community. Please send any neighborhood public safety concerns to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe that neighbors who know each other look out for each other, and that is our most effective method of deterring crime. With Neighborhood Watch, neighbors keep an eye out for one another. To make this work we need street captains (and co-captains for the longer streets). To date, we have 45 street captains!
Street captain responsibilities:
Note that you don’t have to belong to the Druid Hills Civic Association nor the Druid Hills Patrol. (However, we encourage you to join both. If everyone joins the Patrol, it can extend its hours and its patrol area.)
Join the team!
Public Safety Committee, Doug Rollins, email@example.com
Neighborhood Watch Leader, Ellen Meshnick, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Druid Hills Patrol is to make Druid Hills safer by employing off-duty police officers to patrol our community and supplement services provided by the police. It is a separate organization from the DHCA. It is a non-profit organization, funded by members and managed by volunteers. The DHCA encourages all neighbors to join. The more members, the more hours can be spent patrolling the neighborhood! Join the patrol today!
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY
Don't leave anything in your car. Even things that might seem like they aren't of value, may be desirable to someone else! Believe it or not, loose change can be the reason for a broken window.
Please remember to retrieve packages from your doorstep as soon as they are delivered.
Coordinate package security with neighbors by exchanging contact information and agreeing to either move packages to a secure location or take them inside for each other.
Remove mail from your mailbox as soon as possible after delivery.
Report ALL thefts.
Be a good neighbor and keep an eye out for anything unusual.
Ponce de Leon was designed as a part of the original Druid Hills plan by Frederick Law Olmsted to be a meandering, picturesque road showcasing the neighborhood. As Atlanta has grown (and so has the traffic!), it is a very dangerous corridor with frequent traffic accidents and incidents. It also has problems with flooding.
The GDOT has had several stakeholder input meetings as they try to address these issues while working within our neighborhood's historical landmark regulations. We maintain a special web page where we host updates about the "Ponce Corridor" here.
FLOCK cameras were installed in Division 1 as part of a City of Atlanta grant beginning August 20, 2018.
Read about the DHCA Pilot Program
Important update on FLOCK contract (November 2020):
The DHCA wants to ensure all residents are aware of the expiration of the grant used to cover the first two years of our FLOCK camera system. Beginning in February of 2021, those living on Fairview, Lullwater, Oakdale and Springdale will need to pick up the contracting and payment process directly with FLOCK in order to maintain coverage. The current rate is $2,000 per camera/year or $4,000 to cover both ends of a street segment. The organizers of private FLOCK contracts on Cornell and Oxford tell us that the annual cost per resident varies from $88-$120 per year depending on the number of homes.
Sick and tired of our sidewalks?
Your DHCA is too!
And we want to do something about them! The first step towards any remediation of our abysmal sidewalks is to understand the size and scope of the problem.We can do this and we desperately need your help. Thanks to COVID 19, we’re all spending a lot more time walking, running, skating and riding up and down our streets.
Send me a quick email with a photo of the worst of the worst. Take a picture, note the specific address of the sidewalk and the side of the street if possible. We believe that neighbors who know each other look out for each other, and that is our most effective method of deterring crime. To that end, we’re going to create an inventory of our sidewalks that we can use to inform fact-based discussions with stakeholders including DeKalb County.
Send your sidewalk pics (with address) to email@example.com. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. #safewalk