Georgetown Issues 'Rocky's Report' for Feb. 15
February 15, 2012 – Hi there. It's Rocky. I hope everyone is having a great week.
First, I’d like to note that we had no calls to our SNAP hotline over the past weekend. As I have said before, the hotline is a service to our neighbors and is available 24/7 for them to call and have our SNAP team immediately respond out on the streets Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, in real time.
SNAP calls are one way we measure our progress. The proactive patrols by our SNAP teams and by the MPD officers we pay to monitor the neighborhoods are another tool we use to ensure that we are meeting our responsibility to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods around campus by keeping noise levels in residential areas appropriate. For example, our SNAP records and the MPD log sheets that the officers we hire keep show that last weekend they proactively encountered two houses in West Georgetown where they asked groups to disperse based on noise levels. One was on Prospect Street where a group of 10 had gathered outside and another was on O Street.
Finally, we were encouraged to learn from MPD that they have received no 911 calls for noise disturbances so far this month. Some neighbors prefer to call 911 instead of calling the SNAP hotline, so we track this with MPD to be sure we aren’t missing anything.
We are investing resources in our neighborhoods and we monitor them closely to ensure they are an effective use of our resources. Our goal is to have our proactive patrols reduce the need for neighbors to call the hotline and 911, and we were encouraged to see progress toward that goal this weekend.
That’s all for this week. Until next week – be safe!