In April 2007, our board of directors voted unanimously to initiate a Targeted Enforcement Zone (TEZ) program to provide additional security coverage for commercial properties in the district. The program uses a multi-pronged approach that includes consistent graffiti and litter removal, private security patrols, and additional Norcross police patrols and technology – all funded by the CID. The patrols focus on suspicious activity, vehicles and persons in commercial areas of southwest Gwinnett County.
In addition, the CID has formed close working relationships with law enforcement in the City of Norcross, City of Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett County’s Westside Police Precinct. If a trend is identified in a certain part of the district, the police notify the CID, and vice-versa, so resources can be focused on the areas that need them most. We also work with local business groups to identify and address issues as well as educate property owners, business owners and visitors of ways in which they can enhance the safety and security of the areas within which the operate
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Building a safe community goes beyond just putting more eyes and ears on the street. It’s also influenced by the way residents, shoppers and travelers interact with the built environment. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) refers to how the design and maintenance of our physical infrastructure can influence the sense of security within a given community. The philosophy is guided by four basic principles:
- Access Control
- Territorial Reinforcement
If you’d like to find out more about CPTED, please click here for some best practices from the National Crime Prevention Council.
Gateway85 is working hard to create and maintain a safe and appealing community for our residents, business owners and visitors, but we need your help.
Please visit the Gwinnett County Crime Prevention site to find ways that you can help reduce and prevent crime in our community.
Click here to join the CID!