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Precinct 5 PENS November 2020

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November 18, 2020

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

E-Commerce Safe Zones

As Thanksgiving and Christmas draw 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 all five precincts and headquarters to provide residents with a safe place to conduct E-Commerce trades and sales. The E-Commerce zones are marked with blue signs in well-lit places that are monitored by video surveillance. The Precinct 5 E-Commerce safety zone are the parking spots 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: 140 North Marietta Parkway Marietta, GA 30060

Current Crime Trends

Entering Autos

Ladies and Gentlemen, our current crime trends continue to be Entering Autos. In addition to overnight break-ins, we have seen an increase of daytime vehicle break-ins at local parks and gyms. Some of these break-ins have also taken place at Kennesaw Mountain National Park and the Silver Comet Trail. While people are out on the walking trails, their vehicles have been broken into.

If any credit/debit cards are taken, the suspects immediately go to local retail stores and spend as much money as they can. Once you notice that any credit/debit cards are missing, call and have them canceled/frozen.

PLEASE remove all valuables especially guns from your vehicles every time you park and leave the vehicle. Also double-check that ALL vehicle doors are locked.

If you observe someone breaking into vehicles do not approach them and immediately call 911 from a safe place. Provide the 911 operator with an accurate description of the suspects, involved vehicles, and what direction the suspect is going. NO property is worth getting hurt over.

What You Can Do

Burglary Prevention

  • Lock your doors, including the one from the garage
  • Keep garage doors closed-check before bed every night
  • Motion sensor activated lighting
  • 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

  • Anti-Theft mailboxes with a special locking system
  • 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 J.B Wade
Det. Sergeant W.R. Pettitt


Criminal Investigation Unit Pct. 5
4640 Dallas Highway
Powder Springs, GA 30127
(770) 499-4578

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