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Dist 8 & 9 Neighborhood Watch Summit this Saturday, August 9th

Wednesday July 30, 2008

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

How safe is your home? Do your neighbors know what to watch for when you and your family are at work or school? What is the best way to notify police if you see something suspicious on your street?

The answers to those questions can be learned on Saturday, August 9th when Council members Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 and Tom Owen (D) 8 host a Neighborhood Watch Summit.

“I am pleased to announce that Chief Robert White will help us kick off this event by emphasizing how important Neighborhood Watch programs are in assisting police to fight crime,” says Ward-Pugh.

The Neighborhood Watch Summit will be held at Bellarmine University in Cralle Hall from 9:30 am to 11:00am.

“This is a chance to learn how we can make our homes safer,” says Owen. “It is also a chance to learn how, as neighbors, we can keep an eye out for each other.”

The Summit will feature several presentations in the area of crime prevention by Louisville Metro Police:

Neighborhood Watch with Renee Stigall

Crime Prevention with Officer Jeff Artman

Residential Safety with Sergeant Jamey Schwab

Graffiti with Officer. Marc Hall

There will also be displays of the tools Metro Police use to keep an eye for crime with marked police cars, the Air 60 Helicopter, ATV’s and police bikes.

“What most people do not realize, is checking the locks on your home or clearing away trees branches and grown out shrubs from windows can go along way in keeping you from becoming a crime victim,” says Ward-Pugh. “The Summit will feature tips like those along with information designed to keep you a step ahead of any criminal.”
Refreshments for the Neighborhood Watch Summit will be provided by Heine Brothers Coffee and the Blue Dog Bakery.

For more information contact either Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109 or Councilman Owen at 574-1108.

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