Keeping High Pointe Safe

January 13, 2007 at 5:39 pm 11 comments

Many residents are concerned about the safety of our streets. Please take this opportunity to share ideas on how to keep High Pointe safe. Do you think security cameras wil help? What about neighborhood watch programs? Would you be willing to pay more in taxes to help the city pay for more police officers?

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  • 1. Terry Jones  |  January 13, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Either security cameras but I dont approve of increase in taxes for more police officers. I feel the City has earned eought tax money with all of the new businesses in Cedar Hill and a increase in taxes is not necessary.

    Also if the police officers would utilize thi\eir time more effectively might help. There are a number of suspecious persons in the neighhorhoods during the days that need to be considered. A more visible police officer might help. This is usually during work hours so many people might not see them.

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  • 2. Atticus Thomas  |  January 13, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    A tax increase to hire more police officers would not necessarily mean they would be assigned to High Pointe. You might end up paying taxes to provide more police protection to other areas.

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  • 3. Maggie Knedler  |  January 19, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    I think it would be great if the city would add a police sub station to the already existing fire station. This would provide a more visible police presence in this area.

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  • 4. Qiana Jones-Clemons  |  January 24, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    I agree with Maggie Knedler. Adding a police substation near the fire station would be attractive and provide a sense of security. It would also be nice if they could patrol the community during the day, especially as the children are being released from school.

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  • 5. Bruce Musgrove  |  January 29, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    Ms Knedler has a great idea. Additonal Lights (Non sky polluting of course 🙂 in the parks, and along many residential areas also would be helpful.

    I might add a police cheif that seems to care a little more.(Personal rant) When they inacitve a thouand dollar motor vehicel breeak in case a week after it is reported, and after telling we have a huge motor vehicle break in problem in HighPointe, I think a more proactive police chief /resence is needed. Little seems to be done by them when they are called about groups of teenageers wondering the streets at night. In short, I also agree with Mr Jones above.

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  • 6. Bruce Musgrove  |  January 29, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    I will aslo apologize for failure to spell check my posts 😦 , along with reposting a corrected version.

    Ms Knedler has a great idea. Additional Lights (Non sky polluting of course in the parks, and along many residential areas also would be helpful.
    I might add a police chief that seems to care a little more.(Personal rant) When they inactive a thousand dollar motor vehicle break in case a week after it is reported, and after telling we have a huge motor vehicle break in problem in HighPointe, I think a more proactive police chief /presence is needed. Little seems to be done by them when they are called about groups of teenagers wondering the streets at night. In short, I also agree with Mr. Jones above.

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  • 7. Jim Hammitt  |  April 6, 2007 at 9:03 am

    We don’t need more Police, we need them on patrol and not sitting on 67 or cedar hill rd. or other places trying to catch someone 5 over. Use your resources wisely. There alot of places in Cedar Hill that probably could use the presence. I’m retired and I see all kinds of charaters driving up and down the alleys during the day. Even kids out of school roaming around.

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  • 8. Richard Williams  |  May 21, 2007 at 5:48 am

    I for one am opposed to paying more taxes. Would anyone be open to considering a neighborhood watch program?

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  • 9. Shirley Allen  |  July 2, 2007 at 8:21 am

    My God !! no more Tax increases. Let’s work with what we already have. Neighborhood watch programs, police being more visiable. Possible a police mobile unit placed here & there. I also agree with the comment about police sitting trying to catch someone not making a complete stop or 5 over mph. My home was broken into 2 yrs ago during working hrs. & in seconds they clean me out. Patroling the neighborhoods is the old fashion way of letting people know someone is watching you.

    Respectfully

    Ms. S. Allen

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  • 10. Canefa Williams  |  July 16, 2007 at 9:42 am

    I agree with Ms. Allen
    My home wasn’t broken into but my pool was used without our permission, while we were away and lawn furniture was vandalized(fence locked). Kids, I’m sure but what if the worst happened!

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  • 11. Amber and Dustin Ross  |  August 20, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    I am defnitely opposed to more taxes. Like someone mentioned before, paying more taxes doesn’t mean that the officers would be assigned to our area. Let’s face it. There are some areas that are worse off than us. Last summer I worked from home and saw many shady individuals walking/driving up and down our neighborhood streets. Over the course of an entire summer, I only saw one police officer drive down our block and I am sure he had another agenda. I think that secruity cameras would definitely help and are a great idea but judging by the attendance at the meeting where these were discussed, I am guessing it would be next to impossible to get everyone in HighPointe on board with this. It would take full cooperation from all HighPointe residents to really make it work. But, I know that just the presence of Security Camera signs have made a difference in other communities. Unfortunantly it takes the motivation of all residents to make a community safe. A handful of us can’t do it alone.

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