Marion Jones will support Neighborhood Watch

February 28, 2013

I went to a Milton Neighborhood Watch committee meeting Feb. 20 and was I sure surprised.  I learned that there is no real support for this important volunteer organization; little to none, coming from either the mayor or the chief of police and his force.  Why?!

This, neighbors, in my opinion, is a no-brainer and here is an example: The police inform Neighborhood Watch folks of suspicious goings-on and this notification can immediately add 50 to 100 more pair of eyes and ears to the efforts of the police.  Why would this not be happening in our town?

Since 2008, when then Councilperson Mary Hudson was investing time and energy in the Neighborhood Watch program, since that time, I have believed that a close and harmonious working relationship was in place between the watch group, the police and also the streets and sidewalks committee (includes street lighting monitoring).  So much for assumptions!  Nothing could be further from the truth and how sad!

Marion Jones speaks eloquently of community policing - envisioning a police force that is firmly integrated into our community, at ease with citizens of all ages and walks of life, and as a result, exercising as much proactive policing as reactive policing.

People, it is high time we invest in the many great ideas Marion Jones has put forth to move our town forward.  Vote Marion Jones for mayor.

Dennis Jacobs

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