Assistant Chief of Police Ronald Scott visited briefly with local Rotarians Wednesday afternoon about the importance of safety awareness in the community.  “We continue to serve Helena-West Helena because we want to create a very, very safe environment for our community,” stated Scott. “However, we’re asking members of the community to offer support to their fellow neighbors.” 

 

Assistant Chief of Police Ronald Scott visited briefly with local Rotarians Wednesday afternoon about the importance of safety awareness in the community.  “We continue to serve Helena-West Helena because we want to create a very, very safe environment for our community,” stated Scott. “However, we’re asking members of the community to offer support to their fellow neighbors.” 
Scott explained that a network of neighbors working together and sharing information “can help bring us unity as a community, and make us more accountable as officers of the law.” 
Safety measures such as locking all your doors and windows, setting up cameras or video surveillance and having someone watch your home while you are out are just some of the things you can do as a precaution.  Scott urges everyone to pay close attention to your surroundings, share information with your neighbors and work closely together. 
“We all depend on the community, and it’s the community’s job to be more aware of what can be done to prevent the rise in criminal activity,” said Scott. 
The Rotary audience was also informed about some technological changes that H-WH Police Department is hoping to incorporate in their attempts to decrease criminal activity.