(Victorville)- – Have you ever had a question that you wanted to ask a police officer? Maybe you have some concerns about activity in your neighborhood, or you want to know more about the Neighborhood Watch program. Well, here is your opportunity: the Victorville Police Station is hosting a community involvement meeting tonight in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
You will have a chance to learn about the many ways community involvement helps keep the City safer. Representatives from the Citizens on Patrol (COP) program and from the Explorer Program will be on hand to answer questions and speak about their involvement with the public. Also members of active Neighborhood Watch (NHW) groups will be there to share the keys that work to maintain a strong NHW group.
A deputy with the Affordable Housing Program will also speak. A School Resource Officer will be there, and you can also learn about the new Nixle instant message alert system and how it works.
“This is an opportunity for the residents of Victorville to come and talk with our groups, ask questions, and learn about our various crime prevention programs,” said Karen Hunt, Media Relations with the Victorville Police Department.
“Many times, residents see something in their neighborhood but they assume that someone else has reported it to the police. Or they don’t want to burden the police department with what they think is just a minor problem. Later we find out that no one ever called it in,” continued Hunt. “At this meeting we will help them recognize what could be a potential problem, what numbers to call to reach us, and tell them what steps to take to get problems resolved.”
The meeting will be tonight, September 21st, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in Victorville. The entrance is the one closest to the flag poles.
This event is open to all residents of Victorville. For more information call 760-241-1841.