Roswell police officers will be reaching out to the community this spring and summer, offering the citizens they serve – adults and children alike – a chance to get to know some of them while the officers also seek to hear concerns, questions and other input from residents of three specific areas of the city that will be the focus of this year’s Community Investment Project during the next three months.
The project will kick off at the Roswell International Air Center area (the “Base”) on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The Roswell Police Department’s Mobile Command Center will be parked at the corner of West Wells Street and University Boulevard. Officers will be there from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then will be going throughout that neighborhood to talk to residents. The Command Center will return to that location as many days as possible (depending on staffing availability and if it is needed elsewhere) through June 15.
The Command Center will then move to Alice Reischman-Smith Park (on G Street between East Wells and East Eyman streets) through June 29. Officers will again be at the Command Center to visit with citizens and show them the vehicle from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. before heading out into that neighborhood to talk with residents.
The Command Center will move to two other locations, again being available to visit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day when it can be there, in July and August. Officers will again also be going through the neighborhoods of these areas during the specified days to talk to residents about any issues in their areas and any questions they have. The Command Center will be stationed at Poe Corn Park (East Second Street just east of Garden Avenue) from July 2 through July 27. It will be stationed at Carpenter Park (Buena Vista Street just east of Southeast Main Street) from July 30 through Aug. 31.
Each of the areas where the Command Center will be parked throughout this project will be a site where the Roswell Independent School District serves its free summer lunches for school-age children from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, the Roswell Police Department and local business sponsors will host a free public lunch at the Command Center site one Saturday each month. The lunches are tentatively set for June 9, July 14 and Aug. 4. They will be available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The City of Roswell Code Enforcement personnel will join in the Community Investment Project by concentrating on each month’s given area to work with citizens to clean up neighborhoods and help ensure the safety of residents.