More than 60 members of Neighborhood Watch gathered to meet City Counselor Jason Perry, and Deputy Chiefs Brad McFadin and Philip Smith at Fulkerson Services, Thursday. The RPD Criminal Investigation Division’s Detective Albert Aldana joined the deputy chiefs to answer the questions of the community.
The Watch meeting [auth] consisted of five Watch neighborhoods from the west side of Roswell. “It’s what I call the Third and Fourth Street Corridor, from Union west,” said Neighborhood Watch advisor Steve Wolfe.
“It was very successful. The meeting gave the people the opportunity to voice their concerns,” said Richard Lucero of Neighborhood Watch and Alarm.
Lucero said they also discussed general safety and prevention, such as locking doors and being aware of one’s surroundings.
“The main purpose of our meetings, though, is to get neighbors together so they get to know each other. … Safety begins at the neighborhood level,” Lucero said.
Neighborhood Watch has several programs in the works, including another multi-group meeting, a cookie exchange and the annual National Night Out, where every neighborhood hosts a barbecue and opens their hearths and their hot dogs, to the community.