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APD hosts public safety meeting for District 2

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 5:13 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2021 at 10:25 PM CST
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Alexandria Police Department held another public safety meeting on Tuesday, November 16, this time for people living in District 2. These are mainly areas off of South MacArthur Drive like Lee Street and Martin Park.

The meeting was held at Martin Park Elementary and had a large turnout from the residents of District 2.

Much like the last two community safety meetings, residents had the opportunity to ask questions and air their grievances to a panel of Alexandria police officers, including Chief Ronney Howard.

One of the main points of discussion from residents was vehicles speeding through the neighborhood, to which APD officers responded that patrol officers would be more active in the area.

Another topic was vehicle break-ins. APD said that they have recently been utilizing more residents’ security cameras to help identify and arrest suspects involved in those burglaries. Also, they announced that the department’s website was getting a large upgrade that will have residents’ security camera footage uploaded to it and available for the public to watch and help identify suspects.

“We are actually fixing to build a new website, something that’s a bit more modern and will be able to give out more information to the public,” said Lt. Lane Windham. “Something where you can call in or type in tips, and we are going to be able to play videos of suspects in the acts of crime to where we can hopefully get I.D.s on them from the public.”

The next APD community safety meeting is for District 1 and is set for Nov. 30 at the Bolton Community Center. The final one after that will be for District 5.

All of APD’s public safety meetings fall on the same night as Alexandria City Council meetings.

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