North Florence Community Police Meeting October 11

By  | October 6, 2018 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The North Florence Community will host a meeting with Florence Police on Thursday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Florence Baptist Church located at 2235 N. Wood Ave.  Residents and business owners in North Florence are encouraged to attend to discuss safety and crime prevention throughout the North Florence area.

According to resident Alison Stanfield, “The North Florence area experienced an increased number of break-ins and thefts in 2012 and called a similar meeting which was very informative and brought the neighborhood more aware of suspicious activity.  Several weeks later the suspects were caught and the crimes stopped.  However, we are again experiencing various thefts and hope this meeting will remind us to watch out for each other and safety measures to take in our homes to prevent becoming a victim.”

Representatives from the Florence Police Department will be prepared to share safety tips, crime statistics and ways to deter criminal activity in our neighborhoods.  Working closely with the police and being informed of what things to watch for and when to call for help is the best way to keep an area as crime free as possible.

Florence Baptist Pastor and Florence Police Chaplin Phillip Skipworth explained, “This area of town is made up of a diverse demographic with a mix of young families with children, college students to retirees. To a criminal, no one or no place is sacred as even the church has experienced theft.  We need to be proactive in working with our hardworking and dedicated law enforcement and assist our neighbors to ensure North Florence remains a great place to live.”

For more information contact 256-710-0610.

Media Release/Alison Stanfield

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