August 11, 2022

Who is Officer Saul Alter?

Meet Saul Alter – the newest member of the Virginia-Highland Security Patrol. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended Fairfax High, alma mater of a long list of celebrities including writer James Ellroy, Guns and Roses founders Rob Gardner and Tracii Gun, producer and writer of M*A*S*H, Larry Gelbart, and high school dropout, Demi Moore. Alter went on to study the University of Phoenix.

With twenty-five years on the job, Officer Alter has served with East Point police and is currently with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office.  He tells us he enjoys the work because of the variety and his tip is not to leave anything in your car. When not working fulltime for the Fulton County District Attorney’s office or part time for us, he enjoys time with his family including his wife, three children, a dog and a cat. Finally, we asked what he might have done if he hadn’t decided to be a police officer – he would have been an attorney. He didn’t tell us if he would have worked for the prosecution or the defense, but I think we can guess.  

Meet Officer Joseph Rickman

Officer Joseph Rickman hails from the small town of Danielsville, GA where he attended Madison County High School. He has been in law enforcement for 17 years and currently serves with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office. In addition, he has served with the Fulton County Office of the County Attorney as well as the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office, and the State of Georgia.

He has been with the Virginia-Highland Security Patrol for just one year and jokes that the best thing about being a police officer is that it is recession proof. He also shared that, had he not gone into law enforcement, he might have liked to be a pilot – another job that is currently in very high demand. Rickman is married with a seven-year-old son, so he is quite busy when not working full time for FCDA or part time for VHSP.

We asked if he had a safety tip for members and he suggested that we “be very careful about walking/running late night or early morning. I often see members of the neighborhood alone in dimly lit areas at between midnight and 4:00 am”. If you are one of those folks out in the wee hours and you see Officer Rickman, please give him a wave or thank him for keeping us safe.


May 31, 2022

Report for Virginia-Highland Security Patrol May 2022

 The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts:

April 25, 2022 through May 22, 2022

Read the latest safety report here, and please remember:

If you see someone or something suspicious, please report it to the police.  When driving or out walking keep an eye out in the neighborhood, what you see and report just might prevent a crime.

Reminder:  All members call 911 first if you see a crime in progress or a suspicious person or activity, and then call the Virginia Highland Security Patrol Phone.