From the Q&A on the website in late 2014:
Do the DeKalb police make vacation checks?
Yes. Call 770.724.7600. Tell the operator there’s no emergency (if she should ask), and then tell her you want to a file a POAP. That’s “patrol as often as possible.” Give your information to the person you’re transferred to, and the police will patrol your house while you’re gone.
How should the police be contacted if I see a suspicious person; if my house has been burglarized; if a detached building on my property has been burglarized; if my car has been entered (with or without a smashed window); or if a stray dog is on the loose in the neighborhood?
Suspicious persons, house burglary, detached building burglary: Call 911. An officer will respond, investigate, and file a report.
Non-emergency car break-in: Call 678.406.7929 and follow prompts to file police report by phone. You could also simply call 911 and say it’s not an emergency. (Patrol officers generally don’t come out for car break-ins, although you can insist on having one do so. You might have to wait a while.)
Stray dog on the loose (and all other animal issues): Call 404.294.2996 (Animal Control)
To get a police report for a burglary, car break-in, accident: Call 770.724.7740 (Police Central Records)
You cannot make a report by phone for a house or detached building burglary. An officer must come out and make a report.
Making a report for even a car break-in is important for getting the police resources we need to make the neighborhood safe. Not making a report when something bad has happened causes the neighborhood, in the eyes of the police (and county commissioners), to appear safer than it actually is.