Representatives from the Brookhaven Police Department and City Council were at the Georgia State Capitol on Thursday, March 24, to receive a resolution honoring Brookhaven for being the safest city in DeKalb County as determined by SafeWise, a home security company.
Brookhaven was also recently named the 30th safest city in Georgia.
The resolution, introduced by state Rep. Taylor Bennett (D-Brookhaven) and approved by the entire House of Representatives, states, in part, that Brookhaven launched its police force in July 2013 and established a Citizen Police Academy and K-9 unit in the first two and one-half years.
The resolution states SafeWise, a leading home security and safety company, analyzed FBI violent crime and property crime data from 2014 to determine the safest city in Georgia for 2016.
Brookhaven Police released its first annual crime report in 2014 – that year there was one murder and six rapes and a total of 1, 528 serious crimes that also include property crimes, such as burglary and auto theft.