The Atlanta Police Department has chosen a name for the unit formerly known as Red Dog: APEX, the acronym for Atlanta Proactive Enforcement & Interdiction. True, there is no “X,” but the unit hasn’t been obsessed with details in recent years and APEI doesn’t have the same ring to it.

The 36-person unit is scheduled for training March 28 through April 1. It will be under the command of Lt. J.D. Patterson.


  1. what a awesome name hahahahaha. What a waste of time. Most of these new officers barely have 5 years on and barely worked the streets. They will never be like RED DOG. Most of the perps will be laughing at this new unit . i am 😉

  2. More of the same in Atlanta. The leadership doesn’t have the insight to see how inept they are to the City.

  3. sad joke, very sad. To take what was great and make it a sick joke is pitifull. We are half the size of Detroit and going in the toilet twice as fast. No actual or serious Law Enforcement going on in this city at all.

  4. Atlanta’s problem? According to Neal Boortz, a black person is 7 times more likely to commit murder than a white person. The best single indicator of the crime level in an area is the racial makeup of that area. However, he doesnt attribute the high crime rate to race but to culture and I agree. The black underclass, maybe 5% of the entire population commits more than half of all violent crimes. They have deliberately broken with traditional American culture and gone down the slope of hip hop, chip on the shoulder, don’t dis me attitudes that will turn them violent at the slightest provocation. They rob and steal at will, they don’t view human life as sacred, they download babies every nine months with different daddies, all in the name of being different. Any cop will tell you that removal of the black underclass would put them out of work, there simply is nothing much else for them to do except ride heard on this underclass.

    1. I strongly disagree with your characterization of Atlanta’s black community. You are letting the news reports of crime overwhelm the wider truth of hard-working, law abiding blacks who are even more victimized by thugs than are their white counterparts. I know you’re saying “black underclass” and I appreciate the distinction, but even among the underclass please always remember there are a lot of innocent poor people who live in fear of the criminals around them. I look forward to the day when they are empowered enough that they refuse to put up with the thugs anymore. — Steph

      1. I empathize with your comment, “I look forward to the day when they are empowered enough that they refuse to put up with the thugs anymore.” However, my take on reality is that day is no time soon and may be getting more distant. I don’t see any leadership in the black community focused on this problem. The leadership that exists seems preoccupied with staying in power and lining their pockets.

  5. Admin, I’m not limiting my comments to Atlanta’a black community, I talking about the black underclass anywhere they happen to be. You don’t see the same percentages of crime in any other racial group nor do you see it in any black immigrant group, ie from Haiti, Jamaica or Africa. There is something about the American black underclass that has gone terribly wrong and we are all paying the price now. As to fixing it, it has to be internal, no other way.

  6. Five days of training is all? Maybe this is an April Fool’s joke on the citizens of Atlanta.

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