POCOMOKE CITY, Md–Pocomoke City leaders are working to develop safe spaces for its community. It’s all a part of the city’s goal in making neighbors feel comfortable while reporting a crime.
Councilman Todd Nock is making it the city’s mission to transform downtown businesses into safe spaces, locations where people can freely report domestic violence and other crimes.
“One of the biggest problems that we face living in a small town is anytime someone sees you going into the police department, they’re right on the phone and they’re calling others and they’re saying I just saw so and so go into the police department.” says Nock.
Pocomoke City police say on average they receive about one to two domestic violence complaints, per week. Investigators are hoping the new program encourages neighbors to speak up and report crimes.
“I think it would benefit the victims in the case, I think they might feel more comfortable with
Katherine Holt says the topic of domestic abuse is close to her and hopes more people feel
Creating an open line of communication, in an effort to get neighbors to report crimes.