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Business owners asked to attend urgent crime meeting at PD

A recent rash of business burglaries and robberies has prompted the Chief of Police to conduct a how-to meeting with Hazlehurst businesses.

Byron Swilley, Police Chief, urges all business owners and operators to attend the crime-prevention meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 4 p.m. at Hazlehurst Police Department at 202 East Whitworth Street (formerly the National Guard building).

“My staff and I will be addressing certain areas of concern, such as store safety and surveillance, that will help our businesses be a little more aware of what they need to do,” Swilley said.  Swilley added that one robbery occurred recently after a business owner called for a police escort to the bank after hours, then was robbed after the owner failed to wait for the escort to arrive.  “Practicing preventive measures is not only safest, but is also critical to good business practices.”

For more information, contact Hazlehurst Police Department at 601-894-1181.


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