"After Action, What Have We Really Learned?"
AUGUST 22 -26, 2012
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Dalton, Georgia - January 2012- Whitfield County has recently partnered with Emergency Communications Network, providers of the CodeRED high-speed notification solution and the CodeRED Weather Warning service.
The CodeRED system provides Whitfield County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county. If you wish to ensure that you are included in the database, simply log onto the Whitfield County website, and follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page. It is recommended that all businesses register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number. Those without Internet access may call Whitfield County 911 at (706-370-4911) to supply their information over the phone.
CodeRED Weather Warning is an opt-in only weather warning product that taps into the National Weather Service’s Storm Based Warnings. CodeRED Weather Warning automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued.
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Reported by: Brittany Shaw
Could there be a connection between high grass and high crime?
Christopher Cooke, with the Dalton Police Department, says there is.
"We're not talking a half an inch too high, but just unkept and the goal is to improve the community and to improve the safety of the community," Cooke says.
The idea that cleaning up the community and crime at the same time comes from what's called The Broken Windows theory.
"If the neighborhood looks like it's rough then people will come into the neighborhood and commit crimes," Cooke says.
"With the deterioration of the property itself, criminals feel more comfortable in those areas that people aren't taking care of their property and they're more comfortable committing crime in that property," Cochran says.
Cochran says abandoned homes and buildings can be hide-outs for vagrants and criminals.
But the city's inspection checklist notes sagging rooflines, piles of trash, and of course broken windows as attributes that could symbolize an 'open door' to would-be criminals.
That's why, Cochran says, the code enforcement is already off to a running start.
Now patrol officers can notify Code Enforcement Officer Chris Cochran who can identify and investigate potential hot spots for crime.
"People picking trash up out of their yard, and inoperable cars on the road and stuff like that, those changes will come around quickly," Cochran says.
Cooke says it's always better to be proactive than reactive.
"All of this has a positive impact. Our main focus is the safety of the community," Cooke says.
To report a code violation, visit http://safedalton.com
The Mayor and Council of the City of Dalton will hold a Special Called Meeting on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Council Chamber at Dalton City Hall.