TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A walk around the block is bringing neighbors and the Tallahassee Police Department together to keep our communities safe and you are invited.
Thursday's walk in Griffin Heights is all about promoting public safety and empowering people to help discourage acts of violence.
Residents, police officers, and city leaders are going door to door, handing out important safety information about crime and what to be aware of.
TPD says it is a positive way for people to have face to face contact and conversation with police officers and city leaders.
TPD says it's crucial that the community and the police department work together and maintain open lines of communication.
"Our neighbors are the ones that actually help us solve a lot of crimes because we aren't always able to be everywhere at one time," said TPD Officer Damon Miller. "So a lot of times we solve a lot of our crimes by the community reaching out to us or us reaching out to them. It's a community outreach, going hand in hand, with a partnership with the community."
The next Operation Safe Neighborhoods walk is Thursday, July 25 in Griffin Heights starting at the Griffin Chapel Primitive Baptist Church on 1100 Richmond Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
To learn more about the program or how to start a community watch group in your area, contact TPD at 850-891-4200.