Town hall focuses on safety & trends
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.