I wanted to echo some of the recent comments praising the police for their recent response. It seems like officers are everywhere right now, and not just in cars. Though there are sometimes rough spots, and I have heard of some unfortunate responses from officers to citizen complaints, I am hopeful over all. I had a very good conversation with an officer, and a community member last weekend. The officer, I belief her name was Hawkins, is assigned to Joseph Cole Recreation center. She not only recognized me from PSA meetings, and simply walking in the area, but was very friendly and polite, answering questions whenever possible. She seemed to know the area, and the residents, well. It's always heartening to deal with officers with a genuine interest in the community and making it a better place.
I also wanted to mention that I recently asked a late night question of Lt. Anderson and received a prompt reply the very next morning. Our PSA meetings in 504 have not always been productive, but I believe we are moving in the right direction. I very much appreciate the increased efforts from MPD to keep us all appraised of shootings, and other matters in the 5th District. It matters to us all a great deal.
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