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A Community, an All American City, My Thoughts

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM

The Fayetteville City Police Department holds monthly meetings at different locations to inform citizens of the crime trends in that particular area.  It is usually an open forum where attendees can ask questions and make statements.  The latest awareness meeting was held at West Baptist Church on Gillis Hill Road. 

There were approximately 125 attendees and 15 or more officers and crime prevention specialists.

The meeting started off with opening statement and welcome from Chief Harold Medlock.  He has come into our city from Charlotte, NC. 

So far I have been able to attend  two of these informative meetings, and Chief Medlock  seems to be very down to earth, easy to listen to, makes jokes, but means business. 

The citizens have to be involved and be the eyes and ears.  By doing this, it will help the officers more than anything.

Some of the questions asked from our community residents were…and answers are…

{I may be paraphrasing what was said, so please forgive me.  I’m not a reporter, just a concerned citizen and business owner that wants to learn as much as I can to help my business of making your home sweet home a home safe home.  We also serve businesses.}

Q.  Why does it take so long for the officer to get to my house when the alarm sounded?

A.  Could have been other more pertinent calls at that time.  Give an officer your name and address and we will investigate it.

Q.  Is there a curfew in the city?                                                                   

A.  No, curfews are not easily controlled.

Q.  How many police officers are on the force?

A.  381 police officers are allocated.

My NOTE:  that’s about 1.8 officers per 1,000 residents.  Did you know that the city of Fayetteville is about 150 sq. miles?  Yep we need more officers in this city! 

Q.  Do neighborhood watch groups really cut down on crime?

A.  Yes, an active community watch can reduce crime in their neighborhood just by being observant and proactive by dialing 911 whenever they see something/someone suspicious.

Q.  How many calls on average are there?

A.  In 2013, we will probably reach 400,000.

There were many other questions and comments.  I highly suggest you attend one of these meetings, especially if it’s in your area. 

Sign up for www.nixle.com alerts, it’s free and you will know when these meetings take place, among other events or incidents.

Just remember when you think about safety, security or emergency preparedness, remember Steve Rogers with Home Safe Home Inventory and give him a call, he can help.
With your safety in mind,

Steve Rogers
Owner, Home Safe Home Inventory, LLC

Categories: Community Events, Home Safety and Security

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