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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Text Message Alerts To Police Weighed; Citizen Suggested Idea To Council After Seeing Similar System At Camden Yards

OCEAN CITY — If you see something, say something has been a popular catch phrase since the terror attacks in 2001, but if you see something, text something could become an added security feature in Ocean City in the future.

During the public comment period at Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting, a discussion arose about the continued crime problem in the downtown area during the early weeks of June when so many young people invade the resort. It’s no secret crime spikes up in early June along with all manner of illicit and illegal behavior. It happens every year and this year has been no different, but at least one local resident has offered a possible solution borrowed from a nearby Major League Baseball venue.

“I was at Camden Yards watching an Orioles game and the way they’ve been playing the last few weeks, your mind starts to wander and you notice other things,” local property owner Scott Chismar told the Mayor and Council on Monday. “Well, they put up on the big screen a number to text if you’re having a security issue. It’s a five-digit number to text if you have an issue with somebody in the stands or someone is acting up or out of control. You text the number with a brief message about your issue and security comes right over and handles it if necessary.”

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Nazis encouraged the citizens to turn against each other.
See something, say something.
Help the government enslave the population.

Anonymous said...

It could be used as a diversion as well.

Anonymous said...

The police department couldn't hire enough people to answer text messages about thugs, tata's and smoking, much less the drug dealing, fights and open containers. OC is done, thanks M&CC

Anonymous said...

You should move out of the USA. You don't like it here why not leave? Happiness is key.

Anonymous said...

515. this was my exact thought. It may work in other cities, but OC will be inundated with so much, the program will not last long.
I also wonder if the texts will be a matter of public record?

Anonymous said...

Normally, what works everywhere else in the USA..or better yet, what is COMMON SENSE for the rest of the USA is never ever taken into consideration by OC CITY HALL. Their track record speaks volumes as well as Guy Guy settling lawsuits that have absolutely no business to be considered in the first place.

Anonymous said...

We love most of the us but OC, Salisbury and most of the eastern shore are some of the worst areas in the country. No jobs, low property values, high taxes, no ccw, etc.