LPD Chief talks safety with REPM attendees

From staff and press reports

With concerns about home safety and car safety for the summer. Louisville Police Chief L.M. Claiborne recently provided tips to members of the Retired Educational Personnel of Mississippi group in Winston County. Joe Wylie, president of the REPM opened the meeting and introduced Chief Claiborne to the audience of approximately thirty people. Chief Claiborne advised residents to always lock their doors and make there home safer by making it a “harden target” by adding safety features to the home such as burglar alarms. “Help us help you,” Chief Claiborne said. He emphasized that anyone who sees anything suspicious should always call the police. For example, if a person sees someone unfamiliar or acting suspiciously in a neighbor’s yard, he or she should call the police. Chief Claiborne also warned the group about scams. He reminded the audience to keep personal information such as Social Security numbers in a safe place, and to be cautious when putting personal information online or talking with unknown persons on the phone. At the conclusion of the meeting, the audience had the opportunity to ask questions. Chief Claiborne noted he enjoyed making citizens more aware on how to be safer in the community. The next Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi meeting is May 3 at Louisville City Hall at 1:00 PM. The featured speaker will be Julie Cunningham, Chancery Clerk of Winston County