Public Safety

Building trust between law enforcement and the communities they protect is critical to creating a safe environment for all residents. When immigrants and refugees do not trust or believe they are afforded the protections of law enforcement, not only do local crimes go unreported, but new arrivals never fully feel a part of their community.

Fostering positive relationships, breaking preconceived notions, and clarifying the duties and responsibilities of local law enforcement is imperative for increasing overall public safety. Which is why the City of Atlanta is committed to expanding services and protections for our immigrants and refugees by taking steps such as increasing multicultural and multilingual support within the Atlanta Police Department and addressing immigration services assistance fraud (such as notario fraud) to earn the trust of our new arrivals and create a safer community for all Atlantans.