Gwinnett Place CID providing holiday shopping security patrols

According to the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District, incidents of crime continue to decrease in the district, in part due to GPCID-funded security patrols and the proactive efforts of Gwinnett County Police. For the tenth year in a row, the GPCID has worked to improve public safety by increasing community security patrols for shoppers and visitors beginning the afternoon of Thanksgiving throughout the holiday shopping season.

The patrols will be conducted by private security professionals from Paradigm Security Services contracted by the GPCID, as well as GPCID staff. The uniformed patrol officers work in cooperation with Gwinnett County Police to notify law enforcement of potential criminal activity, and provide motorist and commuter assistance.

Shopping centers, department stores, restaurants and other retailers occupy more than 7.8 billion square feet of retail space in the greater Gwinnett Place area. Thirteen percent of Gwinnett’s total retail space is in the Gwinnett Place area. The CID reports a 39 percent reduction of crime since 2007 when the CID began its public safety efforts.