Field Operations

The Field Operations Division (FOD) is the uniformed patrol force of the City. Officers patrol the City streets, answer calls for service, and work with the community to solve problems. FOD consists of six geographic patrol zones, the Airport Section, the Crime Analysis Unit, the Police Athletic League, Community Services Unit, and the Special Operations Section. The Night Commander is a position that serves as the ranking officer during the evening and morning watch hours to resolve problems and monitor critical situations.

Patrol Zones

  • Zone 1 (West Atlanta)
  • Zone 2 (North Atlanta)
  • Zone 3 (Southeast Atlanta)
  • Zone 4 (Southwest Atlanta)
  • Zone 5 (Downtown-Midtown)
  • Zone 6 (East Atlanta)

The patrol zones are organized as follows:

  1. Mobile Patrol Operations handle 911 calls twenty-four hours a day. The zones work either a two shift twelve-hour workday, or a three-shift eight or ten hour workday.
  2. Teams of investigators are assigned to each geographic patrol zone to investigate assaults, terroristic threats, family violence, robbery, burglary, larcenies and auto-thefts.
  3. The Field Investigation Team (FIT) provides the zone commanders with flexibility to provide plain clothes enforcement of problems specific to the individual zones and other specialized assignments.
  4. The foot patrol units provide a variety of community policing and patrol operations covering a specific area of concentration.

Mini-precincts are facilities throughout the patrol zones that are intended to either provide a police presence in a community or to house special zone-related operations.

Field Operations Division
226 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Office: 404-546-7775

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