NCPI helps homeowners with security enhancements
Thanks to a community outreach program with UofL involvement, two Shawnee-neighborhood homeowners received an early holiday present Dec. 21 — free security improvements.
Bill Schwab of Cook Locksmiths installed new security devices at a home in the Shawnee neighborhood.
UofL's National Crime Prevention Institute and Louisville Metro Police Department led the effort to outfit the homes with new locks, security systems and other crime prevention devices; Cook's Locksmith Services, Care Security & Monitoring and Winner International donated materials and labor to support the project. Organizers hope to do more crime prevention projects like this in the future, according to NCPI Director Marianna Perry.
"The National Crime Prevention Institute is becoming more involved in the Louisville community and is proud to be working with our partners to make this project a success," she said. "We want to help these two longtime homeowners in the Shawnee neighborhood feel more secure in their homes."
Perry said LMPD's division officers had identified the families on North 39th Street and Southwestern Parkway as needing additional help with security. "It's always inspiring to be a part of working with groups and individuals dedicated to making our community safer," said Troy Pitcock, the LMPD 2nd Division commander who participated in the installation project.
NCPI, a part of UofL's justice administration department, provides crime prevention and security-related training to law enforcement officers, business owners, security professionals and community members.