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Metro Newsroom

Council Members Ward-Pugh and Owen hold seminar on safer neighborhoods

Tuesday February 20, 2007

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

Some may think crime prevention is a job that should be solely handled by police officers. But neighborhoods and homeowners can go a long way in making an area safe.

“Too often, most people in Metro Louisville do not know what’s available to them in crime prevention,” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9. “They might be surprised how easy it is to help our police officers.”

Ward-Pugh and Councilman Tom Owen are sponsoring a “Creating Safer Neighborhoods” forum on Saturday March 3rd.

“We are bringing in the experts to show everyone how to make their homes safe and how they can help their loved ones,” says Owen. “But there are also ways you can help your next door neighbors and others who live on your street.

The Forum will be held at Cralle Hall located in the Wyatt Center for the Arts at Bellarmine University. Times are 9:00am to 11:00am.

Louisville Metro Police in conjunction with the Metro Department of Neighborhoods are presenting this program designed to help residents and neighborhoods with crime prevention.

Among the Forum highlights:

1. How to improve security of your home both inside and out

2. Simple steps to make your street and neighborhood safer through the Neighborhood Watch Program.

3. How to access resources like 574-LMPD (5673), Citizen Observer, Citizens Police Academy and Tip Cards.

4. Procedures for inviting the Major, a beat officer or district resource officer to your neighborhood meeting

“No one wants to think of their neighborhood as an unsafe place to live,” says Ward-Pugh. “This forum will show everyone some easy ways to make sure all of us are safe.”

Both Ward-Pugh and Owen have spent many hours working with police when crime issues have appeared in their districts. Those crimes, over the years, have ranged from break-ins to vandalism.

“We have a good working relationship with Metro Police and anyone coming to this forum should see what is available,” says Owen. “We have many unique neighborhoods in Louisville and this is just a little insurance that everyone will be able to enjoy them.”

To ask questions call: the District 8 office at 574-1108 or the District 9 office at 574-1109.

Tom Owen (D) 8
Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9