News Release: Emory Healthcare

Apr. 27,  2009

Atlanta Police Department Mini-Precinct Opens at Emory University Hospital Midtown

News Article ImageEmory University Hospital Midtown

In an effort to better serve our community and keep our neighborhood safe, Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) and the Atlanta Police Department (APD) are partnering together to open APD's newest mini- precinct on hospital grounds. The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new facility will take place on Monday, April 27 at 11 a.m.

Located in a 1,026-foot space in the W.W. Orr Building on Peachtree Street, the new Zone 5 mini-precinct will house approximately 30 sworn police employees (lieutenants, sergeants and officers) who are responsible for patrolling Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. This new mini-precinct is one of six in Zone 5.

"The partnership between Emory Healthcare and the APD to open this mini-precinct will bring our patients, visitors and employees an extra measure of safety, while increasing police visibility for the surrounding community," says Dane Peterson, COO, Emory University Hospital Midtown. "It's a win-win situation for everyone involved."

Discussions to place a mini-precinct at EUHM have been ongoing for several years. APD officials say the hospital's location on Peachtree Street is conveniently located and easily accessible to Midtown and Downtown Atlanta, Interstate-85 and Interstate-75.

"The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life in partnership with the community," says Chief Richard Pennington, Atlanta Police Department. "The collaboration between the police department and Emory University Hospital Midtown exemplifies our mission. Together, we can make a positive difference by providing a safe and secure environment for the residents in and visitors to this area."

As the Midtown area continues to grow and develop, the increased police presence will be an added benefit for those who live and work in the community.

"For years, residents and business owners south of North Avenue have asked for a more visible public safety presence," says Kwanza Hall, Atlanta District 2 City Council Member. "The opening of this new mini-precinct responds to their concerns and reminds us of the important role that Emory is playing in Midtown's progress."

Details for today's event are as follows:


Emory University Hospital Midtown and the Atlanta Police Department


Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the New APD Mini-Police Precinct


Monday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m.


Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(Lawn between the W.W. Orr and Glenn Buildings in front of the  fountain.)
A tour of the new police mini-precinct will be held shortly after the event.

**Please contact the media representative above to arrange for parking for the event.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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