Cindy McCary, a resident of Wesley Chapel, recently organized a “Coffee with a Cop” session to discuss community public safety concerns.
The primary motivation was to seek answers about issues involving traffic enforcement in Wesley Chapel, according to an email McCary sent to The Laker/Lutz News.
Her email includes a synopsis of what happened at the meeting.
Three representatives from the Pasco Sheriff Office’s community engagement department attended the meeting.
They shared information about what their department does and said they would be glad to attend informal meetings on a recurring basis.
They also talked about the Pasco Sheriff’s Office resources relating to Wesley Chapel, which is located in District 2. There are substations at The Grove and at Tampa Premium Outlets.
Those attending the meeting learned that the best place to take their questions depends on the issue. For instance, there are various county departments that deal with specific issues, while elected county board members address a broad range of issues.
The best number to call for an emergency is 911.
The speakers also told the audience that they should make their reports directly to the Sheriff’s Office, rather than on social media posts. The office needs the direct reports in order to include it in their data, which provides a better idea of the community’s need for services.
Those not wanting to make a direct report can use the tip option on the Sheriff’s website, at PascoSheriff.com.
Residents at the meeting expressed a number of concerns in their community, which include speeding, parking, safety, signage and needs for more patrols.
Published February 14, 2024