Anti-Crime meeting recap
What happened at the anti-crime meeting?
Frances Jennings sent an update as to what took place at the anti-crime meeting down at Hoboken Police Headquarters last night. Our own brass was there, along with NJ Transit and councilwoman Zimmer:
“The meeting was productive. They listened to our concerns and stated that they will be increasing patrols in the area. We also discussed possible lighting improvements at and near the second street light rail station. I believe the chief stated that we currently have one camera installed in the area, but that they will be repositioning additional cameras in the future. The chief and Lt. Farrente stated that they would be looking to re-institute a community police network in Hoboken and would be looking to meet with us going forward to continue a dialog as to how we can improve security in our neighborhood.”
Read how this started after the jump…
With the economy in a tailspin, it’s only natural to assume crime will increase as a result.
Fourth Ward resident Frances Jennings is alarmed at the rise in crime, and has done something about it.
Meeting arranged with Hoboken Police
“Dear Neighbors –
Due to recent incidents that occurred near our building I contacted Hoboken’s Chief of Police to discuss how they can help improve safety around are building. I met with the Chief of Police at the City Council Meeting last Wednesday and spoke with Lt. Ferrante (Commander of Community Policing) on the phone yesterday. We agreed to arrange a meeting so that the police can listen to our concerns and discuss how they may be able to help improve security in the area.
Today I met with Sergeant Marnell, Police officer Oquendo and officer Barbo to discuss meeting location and the topics we may want to cover.
We have set the date for next Wednesday, January 14th at 7pm at the Hoboken Police HQ (106 Hudson Street). Chief Lisa, Lt. Ferante, Sargent Marnell and our councilwoman Dawn Zimmer will be present at the meeting.
The objective of the meeting will be to voice our concerns and give the police an opportunity to suggest how security and police presence in our neighborhood can be increased.
I hope to see you there.