The Street Captain serves as a focal point for safety communication with the residents of a street, block, or apartment/condo building.

Specific Duties

  1. Develop a contact list of the residents on your street, including street number, name(s), email addresses, and phone numbers.  Optional methods for developing this list include:
    1. Go door to door
    2. Distribute flyers (sample)
    3. Obtain owners’ names from Fulton County Property Records  and mail flyers
    4. For an apartment complex, coordinate with building management office on the best method.
    5. For a condo building, the Home Owner’s Association can be the source of all residents’ names and email addresses.
  2. Use the contact list to:
    1. Distribute safety emails from Neighborhood Watch Safety Team
    2. Notify residents of incidents/event parking arrangements/other safety and quality-of-life issues
  3. When notified by residents on your street, share information/questions with Neighborhood Watch Safety Team, other residents, and other neighborhood contacts as appropriate.
  4. Organize occasional safety meetings on your street.  A major purpose of these meetings is to meet neighbors face to face as this facilitates communication and neighborly spirit.  If desired, you can invite a representative from the Virginia Highland Safety Team, and a representative from the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to attend.
  5. If desired by residents, develop a street directory for distribution to residents.  This will enable them to contact each other directly if safety issues arise (e.g., suspicious person at their house).
  6. Encourage residents to reduce risk by improving exterior lighting, trimming overgrown shrubbery, removing items from cars, and preventing televisions and other electronics from being visible through windows.  Recommend large and clearly visible street numbers to help law enforcement and emergency personnel.
  7. Participate in annual Street Captain meeting, and attend other safety meetings as needed.
  8. Encourage residents to participate in other forms of neighborhood communication including: