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Post Date:11/04/2016 11:30 AM



Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303



Elizabeth Espy
APD Public Affairs Director


 News Release  

Expect large crowds around downtown area

(Atlanta) – The Atlanta Police Department is ready to welcome the thousands of attendees  expected to visit Downtown Atlanta and the surrounding area this weekend. An increased police presence will be visible with to manage traffic flow from vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In addition to the NFC Championship Game activities, the city always has a busy weekend and the APD is offering a few tips to enjoy the city safely.

Tips include:

  • Don’t buy event or sporting tickets from a scalper. Often the tickets are counterfeit and State law prohibits scalping tickets outside large sporting events. Additionally, selling any ticket for any price including face value is prohibited on Georgia Dome, Congress Center or Centennial Park property.

  • Don’t make it easy for criminals to break into your vehicle by keeping your car clean. Be sure to remove all valuables including holiday gifts, shopping bags, laptops, GPS units, tablet computers, purses, firearms and other valuables from unattended vehicles.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings, and call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity. Remember the Department’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign to encourage vigilance for criminal activity.
  • Be mindful of parking only in permitted lots and be sure to pay attention to any “No Parking” signs to avoid citations or fines. Violators are also subject to having their vehicles towed and impounded.

  • Consider taking MARTA to these events, or carpooling, to minimize the traffic volume expected in Downtown and Midtown Atlanta.



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