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Precinct 5 PENS December 2023

Christmas Ornaments hanging on a Christmas Tree
December 15, 2023

Welcome to this month’s PENS, Police Email Notification System, bulletin. This monthly bulletin is brought to you from the Cobb County Police, Precinct 5 Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU5) and is designed to keep you aware of safety alerts and crime trends in your area and measures you can take to keep you and your family safe.

Public Safety Topic of the Month

4 Ways to Protect Christmas Packages

  1. Track your packages and use delivery alerts.
    1. United States Postal Service:
    2. United Parcel Service:
    3. FedEx:
  2. Don’t leave your delivered mail and packages unattended.
    1. Immediately bring packages inside when delivered.
    2. Have a neighbor pick them up from your house if you are not home.
    3. Use Amazon Hub Locker Locations:
  3. Add delivery instructions to leave packages in specified locations.
    1. Instructions like “Leave package at side or back door”.
    2. Use “Amazon Key” and have your package placed inside your garage .
  4. Request a signature at delivery.

E-Commerce Safe Zones

As Christmas draws close we will all be searching for that “perfect gift at a perfect price.” Many of you will turn to E-Commerce like Craigslist, Offer-Up, and Facebook Market Place to purchase those gifts. Our main goal here at Cobb Police Precinct 5 is that all of those purchases will be done in a safe manner at a safe location. The Cobb County Police Department has implemented “E-Commerce Zones” at each precinct and headquarters to provide residents with a safe place to conduct internet trades and sales. The zones are marked with blue signs in well-lit places that are under video surveillance. The Precinct 5 zone is the parking places just outside the front doors of the precinct.

Police Precincts and Headquarters

  • Precinct One: 2380 N. Cobb Parkway Kennesaw, GA 30152
  • Precinct Two: 4700 Austell Rd Austell, GA 30106
  • Precinct Three: 1901 Cumberland Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339
  • Precinct Four: 4400 Lower Roswell Rd Marietta, GA 30067
  • Precinct Five: 4640 Dallas Highway Powder Springs, GA 30127
  • Headquarters: 545 Fairground St SE Suite 101 Marietta, GA 30060

What You Can Do

Burglary Prevention

  • Lock your doors, including the one from the garage.
  • Keep garage doors closed-check before bed every night.
  • Use motion sensor-activated lighting.
  • Use surveillance cameras.

Entering Auto Prevention

  • Lock your vehicles and remove items of value and items that appear to contain valuables.
  • If you can’t keep them with you, secure your valuables in the trunk before reaching your location.
  • Keep your vehicle locked and your purse or wallet on your person while fueling at the gas station.

Postal Theft

  • Use anti-theft mailboxes with a special locking system.
  • Use security cameras.
  • Do not raise the mail flag.
  • Do not send cash, checks, or anything that has credit card information.

Remember to CALL 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity. If you see something, say something!

Cobb County Camera Registry

The Cobb County Police Camera Registration program is a police/community video partnership that operates on a voluntary basis with homeowners, neighborhoods and business owners who own private video surveillance systems. We encourage both businesses and residents to register their cameras online by completing the form below.

This program is intended to let our officers know where cameras are active in the county in case a crime occurs. It is not intended for active surveillance, and officers will not have direct access to homeowners' cameras. Those who register a camera will be contacted if a crime occurs in the vicinity of that camera.

Information provided by residents and businesses will be maintained in a secure database.

Online Registration Form


If you have not already signed up to receive the monthly PENS updates, please subscribe. Feel free to forward this e-mail to your HOA members and local businesses.

PENS is also sending out bulletins and alerts through its partnership with Discover if your neighborhood is already signed up so you may join. If not, they will provide you with the necessary information.

Stay Safe,

Det. Lieutenant T.M. Fuller
Det. Sergeant T.J. Richie
Cobb County Police Department
Criminal Investigation Unit Pct. 5
4640 Dallas Highway
Powder Springs, GA 30127
(770) 499-4578