The Savannah Chatham police held their fifth and final Roll Call in the Street Saturday at Wells Park. The events began as an initiative to the department’s All Hands on Deck program, which runs from June 1 to Sept. 1. Roll Call in the Street was introduced to bridge the gap between the community and police and to reduce crime during the summer months, said Central Precinct Commander, Capt. Devonn Adams.
“The officers of the central precinct and the Savannah Chatham police really want to thank the community for the way they embraced us during the summer months,” said Adams, “The officers are very connected to the community and are here to serve them in any way they can.”
Adams says the event also served as a way to show the community what resources are available to them. In attendance Saturday were representatives from Operation Clean Sweep, the Savannah Fire Department, as well as recruiters from different branches of the military.
“It gives us an opportunity to show the community what resources we have. We know for a fact as long as we connect with the community and the community connects with us, that it is the best solution for reducing crime.”
Mayor-Pro Tem Van Johnson said that he has been very pleased with the feedback from the community during the roll call events. “To see police officers interacting with the community in a positive, fun way, I think, is the best way to deter crime,” said Johnson.