Trafford crime watch could be revived
Trafford Council again is considering a revival of the borough's crime watch.
It has been a decade since borough officials last developed a neighborhood watch, which fizzled out within a few years. Some residents expressed an interest in restarting the program, said Councilwoman Vicki Megon, who heads the borough's public-safety committee.
Council members are in the midst of scheduling a public meeting to discuss the new program and designate a coordinator, Megon said.
Though Trafford has a “top-notch police force,” some residents are worried about the spread of illegal drugs in the region, Councilman Kris Cardiff said.
During his campaign last fall for a two-year seat on council, Cardiff said he thought having a crime-watch program in town is important.
“Many residents have children, and they are concerned about their safety,” Cardiff said in an email. “Fortunately, in comparison to many other communities, Trafford is a safe place to live, but the residents want to ensure it stays that way.
“People are motivated to protect their families and get involved in the community, and there has been a great response to the idea of a crime-watch program.”
Both Megon and Cardiff said residents will be invited to participate in the regular meetings for the crime watch, which will be subject to the state's open-meeting law requirement because four of the seven council members are on the committee organizing the program.
Police Capt. Carmen Disso did not respond to a message requesting comment about the program.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
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