“Atlanta is a great city with many wonderful people and an inspiring history. But it must become that shining city on a hill once again. Atlanta has to believe that its reach is beyond its current grasp.”

Every citizen deserves to feel safe in their homes and neighborhoods: Andre Dickens’ work on the Atlanta City Council is reflective of this point. By collaborating with the community and the police, Dickens is working every day for a safer Atlanta.

Here are just some of Dickens’ public safety achievements while serving on the Atlanta City Council:

  • As 2017 Public Safety Chairman, Homicides down 33%, Violent crime down 12%, and Part One Crimes down 10%.
  • Led the Public Safety Committee as we developed policy and improvements to Stray Dogs Enforcement.
  • Co-sponsored “ban the box” legislation, which no longer requires applicants to reveal prior convictions on employment applications.
  • Conducted monthly “Walk-n-Talks” with APD and community members to walk the streets preventing crime.
  • Hosted NPU Public Safety leaders to the Video Integration Center to see how APD uses cameras.


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