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JSO and CM Becton Partner Up and Host Crime Prevention Walks in Bartram Park Community

JACKSONVILLE, FL (July 25, 2018) Instead of patrolling the streets from inside a police vehicle, officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and District 11 Councilman Danny Becton decided to work on foot and host a JSO Crime Prevention Walk in the community of The Preserves of Bartram Park.

The Bartram Park community is within JSO’s Zone 3, the area east of the St John River from Beach Blvd down to St. Johns County.

The purpose of the walk is to allow Zone 3 officers, who are assigned to the area, and Councilman Becton to interact with the residents, identify the community’s strengths and discuss neighborhood concerns.

The Bartram Park Preserve Walk started at 6:30p.m.

About 10 JSO officers, including Lieutenant Knect, several residents and Councilman Becton began the event at “The Pointe", the pool and club house center of the Bartram Park Preserve Neighborhood, where they started and ended the walk.

Two JSO vehicles followed the group throughout the neighborhood as officers and councilman Becton knocked on doors and talked with residents who happened to be out enjoying the evening as well.

The walk last about an hour. The most common issue neighbors brought up during their conversations with Councilman Becton and JSO was speeding.

According to Sgt. Dobscha of the Zone 3 Traffic Unit, JSO’s trafficking unit is addressing this issue. During the month of July, JSO officers wrote 156 citations and gave 27 warning on Bartram Park Blvd alone.

For more information about future Crime Prevention Walks, Sheriff’s Watch Meetings or to find out what zone you are in, visit http://www.coj.net/departments/sheriffs-office