Over the past week, more than 200 community members have joined the Burlington Police Department to take part in one of three “Community Conversations” regarding gun violence in Burlington. Due to the recent increase in gun violence, the Police Department has sought the community’s collaboration to better understand concerns, improve community safety, evaluate strategies for future action, and share appropriate details regarding the current spate of gun crimes in our community.
The ideas generated through public feedback in each session, along with photos from the sessions, have been placed online at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/CommunityConversations.
Due to the overwhelming response by the public, the Burlington Police Department will be hosting one additional session on Wednesday, June 15th from 6:00-7:30pm at St. Marks Church, located at 1230 St. Marks Church Road in Burlington.
In addition to attending a “community conversation,” the Burlington Police Department is asking residents to say something if they see something. Witnesses are asked to report emergency situations to 9-1-1. Crime tips can be submitted to the Police Department anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.
The Police Department has released a public service announcement video to encourage the community to report criminal activity. The video can be found on Youtube here: