What are the benefits of subscribing to the security patrol? Why should I join?
•More subscribers = more patrol hours - the more neighbors that join, the more hours we are able to have off-duty Dekalb County officers patrolling the streets of our neighborhood
•Officers drive by your house - your home will be driven by on a regular basis as part of officers' patrol routes
•Vacation Requests - have your home checked on by officers while you're away, just tell us via the Contact Us page
•False Alarm Cancellations - BPNA Security Patrol Officers can cancel false alarms, saving you on costly fees by the city
•Timely incident email alerts - receive timely alerts via email on significant crime events in the neighborhood, including Be On the Look Outs (BOLOs)
•Victim Assistance & Court Watch - if you're the victim of a crime and would like to talk to us or an officer let us know. We also have volunteers who can attend court hearings with you to be the voice of the neighborhood
How do the false alarm cancellations work? What do I have to do?
You don't have to do anything. BPNA Security Patrol Officers monitor the police radio and respond to all alarm calls they are able to. They almost always arrive before the beat officer because they are closer, and they will check your home just as the beat officer would do. If everything looks okay the BPNA Security Patrol Officer will call off the beat officer and you will not be charged for a false alarm call. Unfortunately BPNA Security Patrol Officers can not guarantee they can respond to all alarm calls, but they always do when they are able.
Where do BPNA Security Patrol Officers patrol?
BPNA Security Patrol Officers patrol the streets of the Belvedere Park and White Oak neighborhood, and carry a list of all current BPNA subscribers to ensure they drive by the homes of our subscribers.
When do BPNA Security Patrol Officers patrol?
We constantly vary the schedules of the officers to address the patterns of crime we are seeing in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. The more subscribers to the program the more hours we can have officers patrol.
Do I have to live in the neighborhood to be a subscriber?
Yes, officers only patrol houses in the neighborhood. If you're not sure if you're inside the boundary of the neighborhood, contact us and we will let you know. If you live outside the neighborhood and would still like to help, please consider making a donation. You may also buy a gift subscription for someone who lives in the White Oak and Belvedere Park areas.
What are my payment options?
Recurring payments by credit card - just choose quarterly or annual subscription and follow the process to enter your credit card info. Once complete you will automatically be renewed and your credit card charged. You can stop at any time by editing your profile and clicking "Stop recurring payments".
I'm a business, can I join?
Yes! Please select the business option on the Join Me page.
How do I cancel my subscription?
If you no longer wish to be a subscriber, simply do not renew your subscription. If you have recurring payments activated, simply edit your profile and click the button for "stop recurring payments". You will no longer be charged for subscription and you will no longer receive communications from the security patrol.
What if I have more questions?
Just let us know via our Contact Us page.