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Sheriff Office offers Community Outreach program today
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is launching a Community Outreach Campaign, in response to several shootings that have happened over the past few weeks.
The goal is to get the community to join them in an effort to increase the reporting of crimes.
In wake of multiple shootings in our area, the sheriff's office has decided to hold a Community Outreach program.
The sheriff's office says the greatest weapon they have in fighting crime is a community that will no longer accept it. Sheriff Morgan wants any concerned member of the community to come to this afternoons event where a series of new Public Service Announcements will be shown. The short videos feature Pastor Rodney Jones. He and his wife Latasha, are the founders and pastors of New World Believer's Ministries. The couple hope their involvement will encourage others to step up and help stop violence. But some people in the community aren't sold that this event will spark change.
Dominic Smith- Resident
"It's kind of hard having it at the sheriff's place. I wouldn't want to go and a lot of people don't like the law but I can see they are trying to make a plan."
Sheryl Billiet- Resident
"It will give people the opportunity to refer to the law for help instead of doing things on their own."
The event will be held today at 1 pm at the sheriff's office. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.