Town hall focuses on safety & trends

Virgil Shipley/News Bike patrol officers Ronny Flynn, with Fredericktown Police Department,  left, and Aaron Collins, with Mount Vernon Police Department, speak on bike patrols and registration at the Town Hall: Drugs and Our Community Thursday.

 

Virgil Shipley/News Thursday’s panel for the Town Hall: Drugs and Our Community included, from left, Laura Webster, Knox County 911 operations manager; Lt. Kyle Johnson, Fredericktown Police Department; Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer; and Mount Vernon Police Chief Roger Monroe.

MOUNT VERNON — The fight against crime requires good witnesses and citizen awareness of how not to be a victim.

Law enforcement officials Thursday addressed how citizens can help law enforcement do their job, but also how to avoid being a victim, in the second Town Hall: Drugs and Our Community awareness and prevention event.

Most people who witness a crime will fear afraid and nervous, Fredericktown Police Lt. Kyle Johnson said. But witnesses who can provide information from the “5W’s” — Where, What, When, Weapons, and Who — can improve police officers’ chances of solving a crime.

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