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Smith discusses safety plans

November 13, 2013 • Local News

Roswell Chief of Police Phil Smith answers a question from a resident Tuesday night at a community meeting organized by city councilors to discuss neighborhood safety. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)

Several residents gathered Tuesday night at Roswell High School to meet the city’s new police chief and hear from city leaders about how to make their neighborhoods safer.

City Councilors Jason Perry and Barry Foster organized the Neighborhood Watch meeting. Councilor Savino Sanchez spoke to attendees. Mayor Del Jurney and City Manager Larry Fry also attended.

“It is really exciting to see people out here,” Foster said. “Our police force will do all they can. It takes us. We know who is supposed to be in our neighborhoods or not. We’ve got to know who our neighbors are. We’ve got to protect ourselves.”

Residents asked several questions of Police Chief Phil Smith, who talked about his new plans to strengthen community policing and proactive programs for the city. Neighborhood Watch advisers also shared ideas for residents to become Login to read more

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