by Terri Wiebold
Dating back to Barney Fife and the early days of Dragnet, “calling all cars” was a police officer’s distress call for help and assistance. While the city of Castle Pines North Safety Task Force is not in distress, it could use the help and assistance of a few more community volunteers.
The city’s safety task force is charged with the responsibility of working with city council to address a variety of safety-related issues within the CPN community. It is comprised of dedicated and committed volunteers from CPN with varied backgrounds and interests.
The following is a list of just some areas of interest for the Safety Task Force:
Neighborhood Watch Program
Living safely with wildlife
Emergency management and preparedness issues
New Fire Station location
School and Child Safety Issues
Traffic/pedestrian safety and street safety/maintenance issues
Safety issues with new developments
Senior/handicap/special needs issues –
Project Lifesaver, home safety, special needs Registry (DCSO)
Monitoring the Sex Offender Registry - working with schools
Sledding Hill Safety issues
Community Safety Volunteer (CSV) program with DCSO
Criminal activity, vandalism/graffiti, and tracking crime statistics
Anyone interested in serving on the task force may contact the chairperson, Carol Langley-Finnegan, at Contact by email . The task force meets the second Wednesday of each month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center, located at 7404 Yorkshire Drive.
According to Langley-Finnegan, you don’t get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for someone else to take action. “Whether it’s building a better government, or building a better future, we all have an important role to play,” she said. “We are so grateful for our volunteers’ time and expertise.”