Officer Megan Jennings was recently promoted to crime prevention officer, after being with the Pulaski Police Department for a little over a year and a half.
In her new role, Jennings will work to make Pulaski a Crime Prevention Certified Community.
This task alone will take many months, as the requirements for the program are stringent. Jennings will be responsible for promoting special crime prevention events, organizing neighborhood watch groups, and coordinating an alcohol awareness program.
The first event planned is the National Night Out Against Crime, to be held Aug. 3 at Calfee Park. The goal of the evening is to increase awareness to prevent crimes, such as locking doors and leaving lights on. There is also a Mariners baseball game that night.
Jennings also plans to bring Project Lifesaver to Pulaski. In this program, individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, or others at risk for getting lost wear radio-transmitting devices to locate them if they get lost.
“We only have a few people using this technology now, but I know there are more in the community that could use this service,” said Jennings.
Finally, Jennings will work to reorganize the Neighborhood Watch Programs. She will work with citizens on crime prevention and methods of maintaining safe neighborhoods.