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Friday, April 24, 2009

To the concerned residents of Milton:

Each year the Milton Police Department investigates numerous crimes of all sorts. This serves as an unfortunate reminder that crime knows no boundaries. I want to assure all residents that the Milton Police Department is well equipped to investigate and handle all varieties of offensives. Once a crime is committed in the City, our trained men and women on the force know and take all the proper investigative steps to make sure justice is served.

Some fear that with the economy in recession there will be an increase in crime and recent headlines and reports seem to validate that perception. Regardless, all we can do is be aware of our surroundings and take the necessary precautions to make sure we are doing everything in our power to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

I want all Milton citizens to know our City remains safer than many cities in the immediate area. Never the less, in the best interests of our family and neighbors we all need to be proactive, to be aware of crimes occurring in our community and to do something about it. Our police department is available to you if you ever20have questions or concerns. One of the most important things you can do is stay involved. A community with active citizens is a community that is interested in protecting itself.

Always report a crime or suspicious activity by calling the Milton Police Dispatch at 678.297.6300, Option 1. In an emergency, always dial 9-1-1. Often people think their phone call may be silly or bothersome to our otherwise busy police officers. That is not the case.

The Milton Police Department continues to monitor crime trends within the City and at a more regional level. As relevant information regarding these trends becomes available I will happily share it.

I look forward to your continued support of the City and your partnership with our police department. In the coming weeks, please check out our new Police Department section on our City Web site, www.CityofMiltonGa.Us for safety tips and all other police-related information.

As always, please contact me directly if I can be of service.

Sincerely,

Mayor Joe Lockwood

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