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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio


MOUNT VERNON - Three more town hall meetings are planned in the City of Mount Vernon's series, Drugs and our Community, Awareness and prevention collaboaration series. 

Local leaders in partnership with our local law enforcement, members of the judicial system, and area recovery programs are providing an opportunity for the citizens of Mount Vernon and the Knox County area to obtain a first-hand perspective into the drug epidemic and crime trends associated with our community.

The series began Tuesday and promotes an open dialog with our local leaders, first responders, and Court and recovery personnel to bridge a solution to this vast drug related epidemic.

This four part Town Hall series is free and open to the public. All sessions are offered at the Twin Oak Elementary School located at 8888 Martinsburg Road, enter at Lower Level Commons Area (northeast side of the building). For further inquiries about the Town Hall series, please contact the following offices:

Mayor Richard K. Mavis at (740) 393-9517 or mtvmayor@mountvernonohio.org
David Priest, Chief Probation Officer for Mount Vernon Municipal Court at (740) 393-9555 or dpriest@mountvernonohio.org.

Topics/dates for the remaining sessions: 


Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Crime Prevention, Crime Trends (fraud, scams, theft), Neighborhood Watch Programs, Community Safety. 

Law enforcement will discuss current crime trends and neighborhood watch programs and other opportunities that promote community safety.


*Bike Patrol, Law Enforcement Equipment and Vehicle Displays 

*Lt. Kyle Johnson of the Fredericktown Police Department (National Night Out)

*Patrolman Flynn Fredericktown Police Department

*Sheriff David Shaffer, Knox County Sheriff’s Office

*Chief Roger Monroe and Captain Scott McKnight, Mount Vernon Police Department

*Laura Webster, Operations Director - 911 Dispatch

*Q & A


Thursday, May 18, 2017 – The Court Perspective and Judicial Process. Through a panel discussion hear a local judicial perspective as it relates to crime, punishment, and addiction recovery.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Community Recovery and Addiction Resources. Learn about recovery services and resources currently available to citizens of Knox County


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