Police Seek To Engage City Heights Community
Thursday, August 11, 2011
A memorial service and candlelight vigil will be held tonight in City Heights for slain San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood, with a funeral following Friday morning.
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SAN DIEGO Officer Henwood served with the police department’s mid city division. It includes the neighborhood of City Heights, where Henwood was gunned down last weekend.
Gabriel Davis has volunteered in City Heights for about four years, including working with police on neighborhood curfew sweeps. He said the officers he knows choose to be in City Heights.
“They choose to work this beat because they know how much the people care and love this community,” he said.
And Davis said the officers have made an effort to become more involved in the neighborhood.
“Police are always going to community events, community organizations,” he said. “Having a presence and really listening to residents to hear what their needs are, to hear what’s on their mind.”
Davis said the relationship between officers and the community isn’t perfect and can vary on a block-by-block basis. But he said, in general, the relationship is improving.
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