Kinston Police Hope To Improve Safety, Living Conditions

A local police department is on a mission to emphasize the importance of keeping its community safe.

Project Safe Measures is a community police program in Kinston that law enforcement hopes will improve living conditions and combat crime.

On Tuesday, Kinston police officers and volunteers went door-to-door and asked residents what they feel the department can do to make it a safer place to live.

Sheila Carmon lives in Mitchell Wooten Court and said crime near her home is far too frequent.

"It's scary. It's really scary because I don't feel safe in my neighborhood," said Carmon. "I don't feel safe at all."

Carmon's feedback was that something needs to be done about gang-related activity.

Sgt. Dennis Taylor said the next step is for the officers to get together and discuss what resident's concerns are. After that, they'll determine the best solution to help solve the neighborhood's problems.
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A local police department is on a mission to emphasize the importance of keeping its community safe.

The Kinston Police Department is inviting all community members to participate in Project Safe Measures Tuesday.

Community members will meet at The Gate in Kinston where they will be assigned an officer and a patrol car.

As a team, neighbors and police will go door to door to distribute safety information.

The safety program will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at The Gate on East Gordon Street in Kinston.

Officers expect the program to end by 5 p.m.

Project Safe Measures is open to the public.


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