Gwinnett Place CID Continues Successful Security Patrols
During Holiday Shopping Season – Ride-Along Available To Media
Since 2007, incidents of crime have decreased 39 percent in the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID), in part due to GPCID-funded security patrols and the proactive efforts of Gwinnett County Police. As part of its ongoing commitment to continuously improve public safety in Gwinnett County’s central commercial core, that generates $1.1 billion retail sales for the County annually, the GPCID will once again increase community security patrols for shoppers and visitors beginning the evening of Thanksgiving throughout the holiday shopping season.
Gwinnett Place will feature private security professionals from Paradigm Security Services contracted by the CID to help provide shoppers visiting shops, hotels and the more than 170 restaurants in the area with even greater peace of mind. The uniformed patrol officers work in cooperation with the Gwinnett County Police to notify law enforcement of potential criminal activity, and also provide motorist and commuter assistance.
WHAT: Media are invited to ride along the security routes in CID-marked automobiles
WHEN: Security patrol Ride-Alongs are available beginning November 13.
WHO: Joe Allen, executive director, Gwinnett Place CID
On-duty CID security patrol officers
WHY: Shopping centers, department stores and other retailers occupy more than 7.8 million SF or retail space in the greater Gwinnett Place area. 13 percent of Gwinnett County’s total retail space is in the Gwinnett Place area. The area has benefitted from a 39 percent reduction of crime since 2007 when the CID began its public safety efforts.
CONTACT: GPCID Executive Director Joe Allen at 678.924.8171 or Maggie McDaniel at communications 21, on behalf of the CID, at 404.814.1330.