A virtual town hall meeting on the Fort Bragg Facebook page gave community members, on and off post, a chance to get crime prevention tips from law enforcement officials Tuesday.
Lt. Col. Caroline Horton, the 16th Military Police Brigade provost marshal; Maj. Daniel Bjorklund, Fort Bragg assistant police chief, and Lt. Todd Joyce and Tom Kearney, from the Fayetteville Police Department, were on hand to provide crime prevention tips and answer questions during the hour-long meeting.
Among the crime related topics addressed were vehicle break-ins, thefts at the on-post physical fitness centers, speeding, unsupervised children, and protecting your home and belongings.
“One of the things that we see is that when items are stolen, people don’t know the serial numbers of their high dollar value items,” said Joyce. “Please make sure that you keep a list of all your high dollar item serial numbers, along with the make and model of the item, to make it easier for law enforcement to track down your items. It enables them to be able to search pawn shops and other locations for stolen property.”
Horton addressed the issue raised about the perceived increase of attempted break-ins on the installation, specifically at Corregidor Courts.
“We haven’t seen an increase in reports of attempted break-ins or break-ins across the installation or at Corregidor Courts,” Horton said. “If there are any attempts or you see any suspicious activity, please dial 911.”
After responding to questions about the installation’s home alone policy and leash laws, Fort Bragg’s attending law enforcement officials assured residents that they would put out the information through the neighborhood centers. The information will also be posted on the Fort Bragg Facebook page.
You can view the entire meeting and all the comments that were made on the Fort Bragg Facebook page under the events tab at www.facebook.com/fortbraggnc.