Law Enforcement Officials Conduct Town Hall Meeting
By Space Coast Daily // April 1, 2015
Held At Satellite High in response to recent crime
ABOVE VIDEO: On Tuesday night, local law enforcement officials held a town hall meeting inside Satellite High School’s Auditorium to speak with residents on crime trends and crime prevention tips. (Space Coast Daily video)
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE, FLORIDA – On Tuesday, night local law enforcement held a town hall meeting inside Satellite High School’s Auditorium to speak with residents on crime trends and crime prevention tips.
Satellite Beach Police Chief Jeff Pearson, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and State Attorney Phil Archer were on hand to help parents and residents identify a drug problem and where they could go for help.
“A lot of the programs that were in place, and some of the things they talked about like the hotline, I didn’t know about before but do now,” said Max Hoffman, a senior student at Satellite High. “I was really appreciative of that.”
The talks varied from ways to identify a drug problem within the community and ways to prevent drug use by adolescents.
“We’ve got teenage grand children living with us,” said Linda of Satellite Beach. “There was a lot of good information on how to keep an eye on them and their friends.”
“I didn’t know about some of the information they talked about and where we could go for help.”
ABOVE VIDEO: Residents react to the town hall meeting. ( Space Coast Daily video)
As social media continues to grow, Sheriff Wayne Ivey expressed his thoughts on social media and how parents should monitor there child’s Facebook page.
“If your child is on social media, you need to be monitoring what your child is doing,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“I always tell everybody, if your child won’t accept you as a friend on their Facebook page then they don’t need a Facebook page.
“Historically, we (parents) had to worry about who our kids hung out with on the playground. Today, we have worry about who our kids are talking with online.”