SAVANNAH, GA (August 2, 2014) – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Central Precinct Officers held their third Roll Call in the Street event of the summer on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in the Live Oak Neighborhood.

The event was held from noon to 3:00 p.m. Hundreds of community members and children gathered in the It’s Amazing parking lot at 37th Street and Waters Avenue to meet the officers, eat, play games and learn about crime prevention.  The SCMPD Mounted Patrol Unit stopped by, along with Magic Mark and County Commissioner James Holmes.

Central Precinct officers raffled off 75 backpacks filled with school supplies.  All the items were donated by the officer and local businesses and community groups like Chatham Parkway Toyota and the Savannah Girl Scouts.

Central Precinct’s “C Watch” officers gathered in the parking lot at 2:30 for their actual roll call.  This were the officers receive their marching orders and lookout information before starting their patrols.

Central Precinct began the Roll Call in the Street community initiative in 2012.  The event is designed to allow more members of the neighborhood to participate and see first-hand the resources deployed to help protect them.

Central Precinct’s next Roll Call in the Street event is scheduled for September 6th in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood