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Aug 26, 2015

Community Policing Meet & Greet Targets Hotspots

If the police haven’t been to your house yet, you might as well look out for them because they are busy with a community policing strategy led by the Eastern Division. Today, Senior Superintendent Chester Williams and his team were walking the streets talking with residents, including the children. We met them in the Neal Penn Road Area and spoke with Officer Commanding Precinct Two, Assistant Superintendent Marcia Moody, who told us that it is all about bridging the gap between the police and the community—one that she says will support their efforts to fight crime in the hot spot communities.


ASP Marcia Moody, Officer Commanding Precinct 2

“We have met several families and we have discussed respect; and that is both ways from the police to the community and the community to the police, right. Also, they are mentioning that the police is out doing their work, addressing the crime situation, patrolling- they are seeing the police in the area both night and day so they are satisfied so far on the work done by the police.”


Marcia Moody

Andrea Polanco

“Are there any issues or concerns that the residents in this area are expressing to you that they would like to see be addressed?”


ASP Marcia Moody

“The only one so far that they have mentioned to me are the open lots- the busy lots that are down the streets. Our angle to address that is to write a letter to the City Council so that they can take a look at it and get it cut down facilitate environmental hazard nuh. It is a chance where the people can relate directly to the high command in respect to the different areas and they can express their concern on a one on one basis. I believe it is something that we look forward to every week and it something, that they, I believe, can take the opportunity to capitalize. The police can obtain information on a closer,  more confident and opportunity wise as it relates for the public to the police and the public can also get to know their police better and know them on one and on basis, so I believe that it is a win-win situation for both sides of the fence.”

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