Neighborhood Watch Council to Talk About Ways to Deter Crime

- April 28, 2014 – In response to the latest gunfire in the city, neighborhood watch members are focused on helping law enforcement officials combat violence in their neighborhoods.

The Erie Neighborhood Watch Council is set to meet tonight, and on the heels of the weekend violence that spilled over into Monday night, the chairman of the council says he hopes to come up with useful ideas to combat the violence at tonight’s meeting.

Steve Simmelkjaer has been involved throughout the community for the last forty years.

He has a new role now as the chairman of the neighborhood watch council.

The board’s five members are set to meet tonight at 6:30 and will brainstorm ways to aide the police and ways to make their neighborhoods safer.

Simmelkjaer agrees with other community leaders that a summer jobs program can help cut down on the gun incidents.

He also wants more neighbors to get involved throughout the city in their neighborhood watch groups.

The meeting will be held at the Blasco Library at 6:30pm.

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