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Public Safety on the Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine is for everyone to enjoy, safely and securely. These are some of the resources in place to ensure a great experience for all.
The Path Force Unit
The Atlanta Police Department has a dedicated unit – the Path Force Unit – that is responsible for providing public safety to the Atlanta BeltLine and adjacent parks and neighborhoods. Launched in the summer of 2013 with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Path Force patrols seven days a week. The unit is comprised of 15 officers and three supervisors, all of whom are military veterans. Their presence is a mainstay on the Atlanta BeltLine – if you see them, say hi!
Access points, security cameras, mile markers and lighting are all features to enrich the user experience and enhance public safety. Security cameras on the Eastside Trail feed into the Atlanta Police Department’s citywide Video Integration Center, and mile markers are in place along all Atlanta BeltLine trails – both permanent paved sections and interim hiking trails. These markers are tied into the 911 system so first responders will know exactly where to go in the event of an emergency. Lighting along trails and under bridges is available in several locations and will be incorporated into all future trail sections.
Routine maintenance issues can pose a safety hazard if not addressed. For these issues, Atlanta BeltLine has a fix-it line that we encourage users to dial when they see graffiti, landscaping problems, or anything broken in the parks or on the trails. The fix-it line is 404.477.3687. You can also email photographs of issues to firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of emergencies, please call 911.