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APD chief to speak in East Albany

John Proctor

John Proctor

ALBANY — Crime in the city and how police are dealing with criminals are topics up for discussion Saturday.

The monthly Town Hall meeting hosted by Ward I City Commissioner Jon Howard will have Albany Police Department Chief John Proctor as guest speaker at 10 a.m.

“Chief Proctor plans to interact with the residents in East Albany to bring them up to date on criminal activity and efforts to curtail it. He will also pass on seasonal crime prevention tips to residents as we head toward the holiday season,” said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman.

As always, the meeting will be at the East Albany Community Center, 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., and is open to all residents and visitors.

“I hope you will adjust your busy morning schedule so that you can participate by asking questions or making comments about crime in our community,” Howard said. “This is a meeting you do not want to miss. Feel free to invite other concerned citizens to the meeting for important information.”

As with all meetings hosted by Howard, the 10 a.m. meeting will begin promptly and should end on time at 11:30 a.m.

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Hoodie 1 year, 6 months ago

I hope he locks his car doors so he won't get robbed while he's "Speaking".....

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 6 months ago

I have been asking this question for quite a while now--why is there ALWAYS a distinction made when one of Albany's leaders cross the river? Is East Albany no longer considered part of Albany as a whole? Doesn't the address, East Oglethorpe, give enough information to the reader that they have to cross the river? Are the residents who live east of the Flint River not part of the city any more?

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waltspecht 1 year, 6 months ago

You misconscrew, most of the money comes from East of the River with the MCLB and Mill-Coors being there. Therefore the East should benifit the most from the Public Coffers. Or isn't that how it works?

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Bulldawg 1 year, 6 months ago

The "distinction" is made because some of the Herald's readers may want to go and listen to the chief's speech. The media uses north, south, east, west as a point of reference, and not to impune where residents of our fair city live.

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ontario1966 1 year, 6 months ago

If you spoke at the meeting to him? It does no good, all he does it let go in one ear and right out the other. He don't care but of himself.

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Kenny36 1 year, 6 months ago

Is he really in town ? Of course, to speak with him, you'll need an appointment...if you can reach his office at all.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 6 months ago

And E. OGLETHORPE ISN'T CLUE ENOUGH?

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waltspecht 1 year, 6 months ago

**Basically, someone needs to ask what areas of the City he will not take an unescorted walk in, and what he is doing to change that. This City should be safe enough for anyone to walk the streets at any hour. Let alone an armed Chief of Police. That is his job, to assure the safety of all Citizens, not the continued comfortable employment of his Officers, or the placating of the Criminal element. Make the hard choices, and put pressure where it belongs. That is how Gulianni cleaned up Times Square.

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Jacob 1 year, 6 months ago

"This City should be safe enough for anyone to walk the streets at any hour"

That is rediculous. There is no city like that of this size anywhere. I am usually one of the first to point out that APD needs improvement, but your statement is absurd.

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waltspecht 1 year, 6 months ago

Not hardly, it is simply the way things should be, not how they are. For if that isn't the ultimate goal, what is?

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GoFlyaKite 1 year, 6 months ago

Actually, there are quite a few places where people can move around without worrying about being accosted; the problem is they're much different than Albany, and generally in western Europe.

Why shouldn't the chief of police have an audacious goal in mind for the city? C'mon, man.

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Bulldawg 1 year, 6 months ago

Well said, Walt. Complete and total safety should be the ultimate goal of APD. Perception is everything.

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