From the March issue of the Church Hill Association newsletter:
You know, after Shelby Long passed, we had a new person (Amanda Walker) take over the Church Hill Crime Watch head position. We were still getting phone call alerts and emails. Both of my contacts are still the same and just realized, haven’t gotten anything on either for quite some time.
We also had RPD Lieutenant Dan Minton, who also had a replacement for us, and chimed in from time to time as well about various CH crime issues and answer questions.
What happened? Where is everyone?
Lt.Dan is now Captain Dan. The new Sector 111 Lt has not been the great communicator that Minton was.
I emailed Amanda Walker and her reply basically told me that the Church Hill Crime Watch is nearly nonexistent.
The telephone alert system is no longer used. I felt that was the best way to get the word out to a broader swath of the community as incidents are happening in real time. Especially to people who don’t follow CHPN or emails regularly.
There has been, as you mentioned John, changes since Cpt. Minton, which lead us to and the current contact, Lt. McRoy. Apparently he is not a “social media” kind of person and the only “updates” available is through a newsletter he writes or at CHA meetings. That would be “old” information by the time available so…
The Church Hill Crime Watch is in need of a overhaul with some advocacy work needed.
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