Over the past 14 months, SafetySmart Lilburn has offered support and resources to neighborhood leaders of the 30047 ZIP Code during gatherings held every other month.
Leaders have been introduced to various community organizations, including Blaze 4 Life, American Red Cross, Safe Kids Gwinnett, and Gwinnett Fire Safety. Representatives of both Gwinnett and Lilburn police departments have provided updates on current events and trends in the 30047 area, and have provided opportunity to get to know these officers on a personal level.
Discussions about how to encourage neighbors to become involved have yielded some new ideas and discussion among individuals, resulting in closer collaboration.
This month’s meeting (Thursday, January 10th) will be held at the Southside Precinct of Gwinnett County Police (2180 Stone Road). Due to universal interest in the topic, the meeting is open to the residents of greater Lilburn. Registration will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the meeting will end by 8:30 p.m.
Major John Strickland (until recently the commander at Southside) will present current information about Drugs in Gwinnett County, what the police department is doing and what residents can do to help.
Seating for the program is limited to 50 people, and registration is required: contact us or call 770-364-9731.
About Major J.T. Strickland
Major J.T. Strickland is the North Precinct Commander with the Gwinnett County Police Department. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from West Georgia College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.
Growing up in Snellville, he began his law enforcement career in 1989. Since that time, he has worked a variety of assignments including: criminal investigations, special investigations, special operations, training division, and tactical operations.
He has also served as the department’s national accreditation (CALEA) manager. He has completed 3,100 hours of specialized training, has multiple certifications, seven awards and 97 letters of commendation.
If your subdivision is already organized as a watch or COPS program and you are interested in being involved with the Neighborhood Leaders meetings, please contact SafetySmart Lilburn.
SafetySmart Lilburn helps neighborhoods in the greater Lilburn area start neighborhood watches. If your neighborhood is interested in this great way to build community, contact SafetySmart Lilburn.