Police are seeing a welcome trend in Fayetteville as more than 250-people packed the church off Bingham Drive last night to attend the Community Crime Meeting held there. The meeting, which is designed to educate the public about personal/property safety and crime trends, drew local media outlets as well. This turnout came less than a week after the Briarwood/Clairway Community Watch Meeting which produced a record crowd of more than 300-citizens at its very first meeting.
In addition to the usual educational presentations, police detectives offered an update regarding the “Peeping Tom” incidents which have occurred in the area. Many of those in attendance vowed to join the Nixle.com alert system which allows citizens to safely and anonymously report offenders to police. Others showed an interest in starting their own community watch programs to include these areas:
· Southwood Apartments
· Sheffield Condos
· Beaver Creek North (Winnabow Drive area)
· Beaver Creek South
· Beaver Creek Plantation
Crime Prevention Specialists, who hosted the meeting, point out that oftentimes strangers become friends through the networking opportunity that comes from joining a community watch, in addition to making their neighborhood a safe place. Please see attached photos from last night’s attendance.