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NOV.28 — DEC 11, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 24
Police add extra patrols, put more ofﬁcers in uniform for the holidays BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE
Shoppers and artists ﬁlled the atrium of The Cathedral of St. Philip on Nov. 23 for the ﬁnal day of the annual Work of Our Hands Artists Market. At left, volunteer Diane Rollins and customer Judy Bodner check out some pressed ﬂower cards. Above right, artist Charles Shipp stands with his work. Below right, an ornamental ballerina dances on a tree branch. See another photo on page 13.
Santa’s got reindeer watching his sleigh, but shoppers at the mall best lock their cars and keep gifts out of plain sight, police say. With the arrival of Black Friday, the heralded start of the holiday shopping season, police in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs are shifting oﬃcers’ assignments and adding patrols to make their presence felt in high-volume shopping areas. Police say they want to be visible throughout the holiday season. Ralph Woolfolk, a spokesman for the Atlanta police, said the department oﬀers oﬃcers overtime opportunities in a program called “Holiday Detail 2014.” That enables the department to keep more officers on the street. In Dunwoody and Brookhaven, police shift oﬃcer assignments as the need arises during the holidays. Police oﬃcers will also be out in uniform even when oﬀ duty, he said. “Chief [George] Turner requires all APD oﬃcers to wear full uniform, with few exceptions, during the holiday season, which enhances visibility throughout the city,” Woolfolk said. Sandy Springs police spokesman Ron Momon said more police from specialized SEE POLICING, PAGE 22
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