Gateway Marietta CID Announces Contract Extension With Automatic License Plate Reader Company Flock Safety

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February 22, 2021, Marietta, GA – Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District (GMCID), a self-taxing district established by property owners for purposes of improving local infrastructure & public safety, has announced a contract extension of their partnership with Flock Safety, the only automatic license plate reading (ALPR) camera system built specifically for neighborhoods and communities. Under the partnership, four privately-owned ALPR cameras were installed in Marietta in early 2019. The new contract extends the GMCID’s relationship with Flock Safety through 2023.

According to Marietta Police Department Major John King, the cameras are the four top-performing cameras within the City of Marietta. They average 44 hits per month and an 80% capture rate of stopping the vehicle and resolving the issue. The cameras have helped recover over $100,000 of property and have led to a reduction of crime along Franklin Gateway.

Due to positive feedback and the information the Flock Safety cameras provided to law enforcement, the City of Marietta has installed an additional 22 cameras and Cobb County has installed over 40 cameras.

“The partnership between member businesses, the Marietta Police Department, and Flock Safety has been a tremendous success,” says Mark Lawson, Chairman of the Board for Gateway Marietta CID, “we are proud to have played our part in reducing crime in our community and that we proved the effectiveness of these cameras to the City of Marietta and Cobb County, who have continued installing new cameras since we started the program.”

About Marietta Gateway CID

The Gateway Marietta CID was founded in June of 2014 with the mission to help establish the area as a premier business center in Metro Atlanta. The CID is conveniently located right off I-75 only a few miles north of I-285, within the City of Marietta. The Gateway Marietta CID is currently focusing on improving the area through public safety, landscaping, and infrastructure improvements.

About Flock Safety

Flock Safety is a public safety-as-a-service company for neighborhoods, law enforcement, and cities who want the whole community to work together in building a safer future. When communities decide how they want to live, they choose to partner with their local law enforcement in delivering better objective evidence, real results, and privacy-first technology. Flock Safety serves 1000 cities in 38 states and helps police solve dozens of crimes daily. Learn more at


Contact: Caroline Whaley, Gateway Marietta CID

Josh Thomas, Flock Safety