Aiken community meeting to discuss public safety

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 4:02 PM
Last updated 10:43 PM
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Only a few spots remain for Aiken’s Safe Communities meeting Saturday.

The free session, planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will provide information to assist in fighting crime at a police and resident level. It is open to Aiken residents, neighborhood associations, businesses, churches and community service providers.

The event is part of the Safer Community Initiative. The meeting focuses on the community’s role in the initiative. Public Safety will discuss how to make communities safer, organizing neighborhood associations and community watches, community policing models and the future of the Safer Community Initiative.

The day will conclude with a Community Cafe, which is modeled after the World Cafe methodology for holding large group dialogue. During the activity, each table will be assigned a topic of education, community safety or economic development, and will give a summary of its discussion to help in building ideas.

The meeting will be held at Smith Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. and will include lunch. To reserve a spot, call (803) 642-7780 by today.

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