Precinct 7 Shares Safety Tips with Area Residents |CITY|
Submitted by dan. on 2007-05-30 21:06.
Note: This article's coverage may be more limited than the presentation, but two things are of interest. First, all the safety tips have to do with police activity or victim support after a crime. Second, only 12 people came to the session.
Barbara Hite, vice president of the West Bellfort Property Owners Association, who helped organize the special meeting, said this was the perfect time of year for everyone to get a refresher course on safety.
"Here comes the long, hot summer and we felt it would be ideal if May would address people and point out safety issues," she said. "We sometimes make ourselves the victims when we don't have to be."
Hite said she worries about the summer months in particular because students are out of school and some have "too much time on their hands and no one around to help them."
While only about a dozen residents turned out for the meeting, Walker said she hoped those who did would pass along the tips to their neighbors....
If someone is a victim of a "crime against a person" — and not property — they can call the victims service unit at 713-643-6773 to get assistance with everything from counseling to rent payments.
May also mentioned the Environmental Deputy Program, which helps residents get rid of things such as abandoned vehicles, graffiti and high weeds in a front yard. Residents should call the constable's office at 713-643-6118.
Sgt. Holland Jones discussed vacation watches and patrol alert forms residents can fill out to receive assistance.
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