Be part of a safer Midtown!
The MPSA has served the Midtown community since 2003 as a non-profit task force to coordinate our neighborhood response to public safety and security issues in order to advance the Midtown way of life. The MPSA operates a neighborhood security patrol funded by its resident & business members, and community sponsors. The MPSA continues to bring about significant and sustained improvements in the quality of life of our neighborhood, but much work remains to be done.
Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated!
Updated August 14, 2106
We are currently dealing with a decades long problem of street prostitution. The Atlanta Police Department is working with its LGBT unit to address the issues on several levels:
- Over the next 45 days the LGBT unit will interview the sex workers to determine who is working, why they are working and issues they’re dealing with (drug abuse, alcohol abuse, mental health, financial distress, etc.)
- Coordinate a response with resource providers who can assist with substance abuse, mental health counseling, job training, employment opportunities, etc.
- If the sex workers do not respond to these opportunities, they will be arrested and taken to jail. Maximum incarceration time is 90 days.
- If you experience a disturbance or witness any criminal activity, call 911 immediately and report what you see. If you do not receive a satisfactory response from a 911 operator, hang up and call back. Continue to call 911 until APD arrives.