December 20, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

CU partners with police for crime prevention program

see something say somethingCity Utilities has joined the Springfield Police Department to create the "See Something? Say Something!" crime prevention program.

Over the last several months, CU employees participated in an interactive training program provided by the Crime Prevention Unit of the Springfield Police Department. "The Watch" is modeled after the Neighborhood Watch program and emphasizes being aware of and reporting any suspicious activities.

"Through the "See Something? Say Something!" program we're proud to support the efforts of the Springfield Police Department and as a community partner, do our part to help reduce crime in the Springfield area," says Scott Miller, City Utilities General Manager. "With employees in the community around the clock, we can be a valuable resource to local authorities."

The "See Something? Say Something" graphic will be on several CU vehicles, emphasizing crime prevention is a community project and responsibility.

For additional information on "See Something? Say Something!" or Neighborhood Watch crime prevention programs, contact the Springfield Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 837-5854.

For more information, contact: Joel Alexander, (417) 831-8902 or Officer David Snider (417) 837-5874

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