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August 20,  2010

Officer says county cops
lack community support

Amy Kevis, a county police community services officer, pleaded with the Claymont Community Coalition to muster residents' help in protecting their neighborhoods. "We've got to get more community support if we're going to be able to do our job," she told its meeting on Aug. 19. Right now that is virtually non-existent, she said, adding that the department is already stretched thin and expected retirements are "going to leave us in a pretty precarious position." She reported a recent  increase in the number of burglaries, saying that even the few occupied residences in the new Darley Green development "have been hit five times." She called for formation of 'neighborhood watch' patrols and such common-sense measures as locking house and car doors and reporting suspicious activity.

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