OPERATION WEED AND SEED

CITY OF EAST POINT, GEORGIA

STRATEGY, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

The Law Enforcement strategy Goal is to suppress and significantly reduce crime in target areas.  This is done through traditional policing strategies and crime reduction conducted by Special Operations and Strike Force Units.  Through the innovative use of All Terrain Vehicle’s (ATV’s), the Strike Force Unit aggressively works to suppress drug activity in target areas and to develop solid cases for federal prosecution.  The Strike Force Unit works will collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies in their drug interdiction efforts. Objectives of this strategy are to: 

1)  Significantly reduce open-air drug markets and eliminate crack houses.

2)  Reduce recidivism of drug arrests, violent crime and gang activity.

3)  Reduce criminal activity associated with drug activity.

4)  Reduce the residents’ fear of crime.

5)  Remove violent offenders and reduce domestic violence.

6)  Provide effective prosecution and expeditious adjudication of offenders.

The Community Policing strategy Goal is to bridge the gab between police, citizens, businesses and other stakeholders in the target communities.  The Community Policing strategy objectives are: 

1)  Address specific needs associated with the elderly and Hispanic populations through targeted, innovative approaches.

2)  Continue to provide schools, residential neighborhoods and the business community information on crime prevention.

3)  Community Policing will continue to support any initiative that requires everyone’s involvement, from residents to youth when trying to improve the quality of his or her community.

4)  Will address recurring crime problems through problem-solving techniques.

COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAMS

Police Athletic League | Neighborhood Watch Programs | Bike Patrol | Stop & Talk Program |Tour Of The Law Enforcement Center | Business Watch Program | Citizens Help Referral Program | Citizens On Patrol | Citizens Police Academy

PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT 

The Prevention, Intervention and Treatment strategy is to address and identified risk factors in the target areas, by providing services and programs focused on the prevention, intervention and treatment of at risk residents.  Our prevention, intervention, and treatment consist of human service organizations, neighborhood associations, and residents of the Weed and Seed target area.  Due to the collaboration of these agencies, we are able to provide our community residents with quality community-based prevention and early intervention programs such as:  

¨       Professional development (through participation and leadership in various activities)

¨       Computer training

¨       Intervention counseling programs

¨       GED programs

¨       Dance instruction and performance opportunities

¨       Summer programs and activities

¨       After-school programs

¨       Employment and Career Training

¨       Athletic activities

¨       Empowerment Seminars and Workshops

¨       Career Coaching

¨       Nutrition Workshops

¨       Financial Empowerment classes

¨       Family Life Enrichment programs

¨       Self-esteem Building

 

PROCEDURES TO BECOME A PARTNER

Range

Potential partner organizations must undergo two (2) levels of review for final approval: The appropriate Grants Committee and the Weed and Seed Steering Committee. 

Potential organizations seeking partnership under Operation Weed and Seed must provide two (2) formal proposals detailing all aspects of their organizations to:  East Point Police Department, Attn: Weed and Seed Coordinator, 2727 East Point Street, East Point, GA 30344.  The proposal must include the date established, a mission statement, the names and qualifications of all officers and personnel, a detailed organizational budget, financial statements, a description of hiring practices and other pertinent information that demonstrates the organization’s capability to provide services. Also include a description of the program or project the partnership will include, such as:  Project goals, a clear work plan to achieve these goals, a project budget, and copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter and tax ID number.

*We will not approve a grant or consider any partnership unless you are legally established as a business or an organization for more than 1 year.

Benefits to becoming a partner.  *

 

Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Agencies

Agency Name

Website Address/Street Address

Alpha Phi Alpha Community Center

1286 E. Washington Avenue, E.P. GA 30344

American Red Cross

1955 Monroe Drive, Atl, GA 30324

Ballethnic Dance Company

www.ballethnic.org

The Connector Early Head Start

1147 Cottage A-Calhoun Ave., E.P. GA 30344

East Point Community Action Team

1286 E. Washington Avenue, E.P. GA 30344

Girls Incorporated

www.girlsincatl.org

Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club

www.bgcma.org

NUCUP, Inc.

2706 Harris Street, E.P. GA 30344

Odyssey Family Counseling, Inc.

www.odysseycounseling.org

Open Door Outreach Center

2421 Roosevelt Hwy, College Park, GA 30337

Positive Kids of the Future

1286 E. Washington Avenue, E.P. 30344

Rehabilitation-Exposure, Inc.

5150 Old National Hwy, College Park 30349

Soccer in the Streets

www.sits.org

South Fulton Medical Center

http://www.sfmed.org/sfmed/default.asp

Spectrum Technologies Institute

1802 Connally Drive Ste.1, E.P. GA 30344

Target Store

3660 Market Place Blvd. E.P. GA 30344

Teens At Work, Inc.

www.teensatwork.org

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

100 Edgewood Ave, NE, Atl, GA 30344

Viewpoint of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.

1662 Ware Avenue, E.P. GA 30344

WEOP

www.weop.org

Our Neighborhood restoration strategy continued to leverage various public and private resources to make both human and physical improvements in the two target areas.  Our strategy is closely tied to the overall economic development goals of the City of East Point.  Nearly half of the city’s total economic development projects for this period were either physically located within the Weed and Seed target areas or will have a direct impact on target area residents.  With the City Manager and Economic Development Director providing leadership, several projects/plans were initiated, which provided additional investments and enhanced our restoration efforts in the areas of aesthetics/infrastructure improvements, employment opportunities, new housing, and mixed-use development (housing and commercial).

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