Monday, November 20, 2017

Crime: Volunteer and make a positive difference in your neighborhood.


Please note, effective November 10th: Any ‘news’ about crime in the City of Lake Worth that DOES NOT INCLUDE information how to contact Crime Stoppers (see below), the investigating detective, or the phone number for District 14 PBSO (561-688-3400) is to be considered unprofessional, substandard news reporting. Our City of Lake Worth deserves and expects better from the press and news media.

On the issue of crime did you know the editor at The Palm Beach Post recently praised PBSO Sheriff Ric Bradshaw who “smartly requested $1.8 million to hire 15 entry-level deputies” applying for a highly coveted federal grant for COPS: Community Oriented Policing Services: This program is “the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing . . . through information and grant resources.”

Do you or someone you know have time to volunteer with PBSO?

Then contact PBSO’s Volunteer Headquarters or the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council (NAPC; see below for contact information):
  • PBSO Volunteer HQ: Call 561-433-2003
  • Email: Volunteer@PBSO.org
  • Or visit the Volunteer Services Unit at 2601 S. Military Trail, Ste. 29 in West Palm Beach: open Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m.–noon and 1:00 p.m.–4:00.
Volunteers are needed for the Citizen Observer Patrol (COP), media unit, traffic monitoring, parking enforcement, Volunteer Emergency Response Team (VERT), honor guard, mounted unit, and bike patrol.

On your own you can contact the NAPC and try to organize another “Walk The Walk” neighborhood event with PBSO. The last one was back in April and very successful.

Neighbors walked the streets with PBSO reminding residents that, “No tip is too small”, you can remain anonymous (no fear of retribution), and collect a reward for solving a crime even homicides from past years. Do you remember Thomas Altman? Tyler Etue? Woodley Erilas?

To contact the NAPC visit their Facebook page or
send an email to: napcinfo@gmail.com
You may have that one small tip to help solve the murder of Thomas Altman. Refresh your memory: read the Post article by reporter Hannah Winston from March 2016.

Volunteers are needed from every community and neighborhood here in our City of Lake Worth:
“Volunteering not only fosters a great feeling of accomplishment but helps your community
become a safer place.”

No comments: