Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta Police Department and The Atlanta BeltLine formally unveiled the newly-created Path Force Unit at a ceremony this morning in the Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park. Watch the event in the video above. The 15-officer unit, made possible by a $1.8 million federal grant, has been patrolling the BeltLine and adjoining parks since earlier this month. The officers in the unit are military veterans and  are patrolling on foot, on bicycles and electric vehicles.

Photo courtesy of CBS Atlanta.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.