Project Safe Neighborhood

Law officers in one eastern Carolina county went door-to-door Thursday evening talking to residents about gun laws and crime prevention.

Project Safe Neighborhood took place in the Pitt County community of Falkland. Law officers handed out packets of information that included a magnet with a list of emergency numbers for the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, pamphlets on what to do when crime happens, and a list of gun laws in North Carolina.

Pitt County Sheriff's Office Chief James Tripp says gun laws are the primary focus of Project Safe Neighborhood. He says that's because gun crimes amount the majority of crimes each year. "A lot of people do not know about the gun laws and how much trouble one can get in being a convicted felon. And, also possessing ammo and being convicted."

Chief Tripp says Thursday evening marked the third year for the Project Safe Neighborhood program.

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  • by Chris Location: greenville on Aug 14, 2009 at 04:07 AM
    In the following months, they will take this campaign to other metropolitan regions like Scuffleton, Tickbite, Hugo, Bell Arthur, Calico,and Stantonsburg.LOL. What a joke.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Aug 14, 2009 at 04:04 AM
    Good job PCSD. But the felons should already know they aren't allowed to have a gun. And those who do don't care. Info on the use of deady force by a homeowner would be in order and affectively send a message to those felons and perps.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 13, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    Dave: "gun crimes amount the majority of crimes", should that not be account? Read your article before posting.
  • by justice Location: greenville on Aug 13, 2009 at 07:27 PM
    when can we do this in greenville

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