About the Trolley Patrol

What is the Trolley Patrol?

The Trolley Patrol is a non-profit corporation that contracts through MDS Protective Service, Inc. in hiring uniformed, off-duty City of Atlanta police officers to patrol our streets in their own, unmarked cars. The officers carry police radios and are able to immediately respond to 9-1-1 calls.  Additionally, they carry a cell phone provided by The Trolley Patrol.

What are the Member Benefits?

Members currently receive the following benefits. More member benefits will be added as the service matures.
  • Trolley Patrol Hotline: private cell phone carried by our officers
  • Vacation Patrols: ability to request increased patrols around your home while you are out of town
  • Access to the Members-Only section of this website, including
    • Officer's Notebook: beat updates from our APD/Trolley Patrol officers
    • Moderated Discussion Groups: no more disgruntled listserv "flames"
    • Citizen's Watch: photo gallery of suspicious persons and surveillance video
    • Member Directory
    • Zone 6 Crime Statistics
    • Safety Tips and Resources
    • Online Police Scanner
  • Peace of mind and reduced crime!

What does Membership Cost?

Membership for households is $30 per month collected quarterly ($90) or annually ($330). Membership for businesses is $50 per month collected quarterly ($150) or annually ($500). Businesses may also sponsor additional hours.

Trolley Patrol yard signs are available to quarterly members at a cost of $15/sign.  Payments for yard signs can be made via the donations tab.  Annual memberships include one yard sign at no extra cost.   

Payments can be made online using a credit card or by check. In both cases, you must first complete the Membership Application.

Donations of time, paper, envelopes, and photocopying are very much appreciated.

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