Box 15, Folder 11, Document 36

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DEPARTMENT of POLICE
Atlanta 3, Georgia
March 26, 1968
HERBERT T . JENKINS
Chief
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.t and
Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders
City Hall
Atlanta, Georg ia
Dear Sirs:
Below is an outline of those steps our departme nt
pla ns to put in effect for the summer, 1 968. They have bee n
approved by Chie f H. Ta Jenkins and we believ e t he y will
r educe tens i on and possible civil disord2rs in At l ~nt a o
The r e~or t o r: the Nati onal i,.dviso ry Com\Ti issi,on on
Civil Disorder has sc1i.d, " Pres e rving civil peace. is tne fir s t
r esponsibility of the g overnme nt.u This we pla n to do. In
additi on, we plan to use our Crime Preve ntion Bureau off ic ers
in eac h E .O. A . Center to ass i s t the s e people with any city
problem. If an area need tne s e rvic es o i t he Sanit ary ilep a rtment , Housing enf orc eme nt or a ny oti1e r, our me n are be ing
instruc ted to ass i s t in every way. The y a lso work with scnool
couns e lo rs on absent students a nd drop-outs, ass ist adu lts and
youti1s with emp l oyme nt, hardsti. i p c .s ses , sic kness_., e tc.,
comp l aints on police s e rvices, missing pe rsons, co~munity
civic and recrea tiona l a ctivitie s , a nd inv e stiga te rumors.
Cr i me Pre v e ntion o ff ic e rs a re as s i g ne d to wa lking be ats in
slum areas to kee p in touch with r es ide n ts.
We underst a nd t he r e will be 62 schoo l s , 40 pa rks
and 20 pl a y lo t s a v a il ab l e this s um~~ ra To police a ll of
the s e p roJects , tn e 85 com~u n i ty s e r vi c e o ff icers r e co rnmended
by tne c o::11.1n i ssio n will be need ed whe n tt,e.se proje ct s o pe n.
We ha v e a Tas k Forc e of L~O of i: ice r s co'TI .-:1Emded by a
ne.gro c a pt a in. Tne.y a r e a ss i g ned to t l1ese s ame. a r eas to g ive
the l aw abiding citi ze ns a g ood t oug h polic e s e r v Lce . The y
work f ro'TI L, : ::l O ? . "-1. to 1 2 :3J i~ aM. ', Th is f orce O i : me n know
til e c o•n-riun i t y , tne ir l a nc'S ua:;e a nd~ h E, bi ts . Tne y wi 11 know whe n
t e n s ions r u n h i g h in t, te ir arec1 0 Th2se me n a re se l ected fo ;..'
t his type cJu ty and ;nu s t ha ve g o od r e pu t a tions i n t oe n e 1g hborh oods a
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In t ne e v e n i o f any t e n se s i tu a tion, we p l a n to
move t he en ti r e Crime P r e.vent 10n Bc2.r2au into ti1e a r e a . We
hope with t;1e k n Dw l eC:1ge tt1e. y c10. v e. o r tt1e area a nd b1e. p e o p le
t r1e y k n ow , t ney w.1.. ll be a c le t o r e l i e ve t he s 1 tua tio n.
If
n o ti ti 1e. Ta sk Fo r c e wi ll fo ll ow .
I t t tese :r:· al. l, t r1e R.-1ot
S q uad w i ll b e broug nt i n.

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