Worcester, MA (November 17, 2011) - Last evening the Worcester Police Department hosted the annual city wide Neighborhood Watch Summit at police headquarters. The meeting started to a room-packed audience at 6:00 PM and lasted approximately a little more than an hour. It was estimated that close to 100 citizens attended. Chief Gary J. Gemme and Lieutenant Stanley Roy of the Community Impact Division welcomed the community members.
Topics discussed involved Internet resources, presented by Deputy Chief Sean Fleming, Crime analysis, presented by Lieutenant James Shugrue and gang related issues, presented by Sergeant Stephen Roche.
Those in attendance were brought up to date with how the department disseminates information for media outlets and community members. They were shown the press release web page on the city website along with information that is put out on Twitter. Lieutenant Shugrue explained to the audience the importance of crime statistics and how it correlates to the deployment of police resources while Sergeant Roche explained the ways on how gang members can be identified and what messages gang related graffiti can mean. Those in attendance were also informed on how important their cooperation and participation means to a safer community.
The Worcester Police encourage those who wish to join their respective neighborhood crime watch group to contact the Worcester Police Community Impact Division at (508) 799-8684. We look forward to our next summit meeting and would like to extend our invitation to all members of the Worcester community.
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