Atlanta Police Chief George Turner

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner told the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods that five new police officers are headed for Zone 2, which includes Buckhead.

Turner, who visited the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods Nov. 14, said that the Atlanta Police Department will hit a milestone of 2,000 sworn officers by the end of 2014.

“Our crime is clearly down to 50-year historical levels,” Turner said. “We’ve grown the largest police department in the history of this city.”

Turner commended the Buckhead residents for alerting to police to streets where people are speeding.

“More tickets are written in Zone 2 than any other precinct,” Turner said.