JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A Neighborhood Watch could be on the horizon for the Town of Jacksboro. Last night Mike Copeland came before the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen to express his concerns about the number of people who are roaming the neighborhood around the municipal building at all hours of the night.

Copeland alleged that the individuals were primarily from the “homeless shelter” on Main Street. He also alleged drug and theft activity within the area. He did praise the police department for the work they do, but feels they are understaffed and offered a solution to the issue. Copeland came to the meeting requesting the town establish a Neighborhood Watch to help the police. Mayor Shayne Green requested Police Chief Jeremy Goins check into how to establish a Neighborhood Watch.

Resolution No. 362, the resolution adopts the Campbell County Multi-jurisdictional, All Hazards Mitigation Plan and Resolution No. 363 amending the 2020-21 budget were approved.

The board approved two new hires, Jesse Ferguson as a full-time police officer at an hourly rate of $14.50 and Dylan Leach as a full-time fire fighter at an hourly rate of $10.50.

Green requested permission from the board to get a cost estimate of paving South Street, Spring Street and East Street and to purchase tires for the ton dump truck from Doyle’s Tire Shop for $1,056, the board approved.

Fire Chief Jason Shetterly told the board he planned to test the early warning system on July 15 at 10 am. In case of inclement weather the test will be postponed. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/02/2021-6AM)

8 Replies to “Citizen concerned about growing number of street roamers at all hours”

  1. The “homeless shelter” imposes a curfew for the men in their program. So I highly doubt they are roaming the streets at all hours.

  2. LaFollette has people with backpacks walking thru the streets all hours if the night

  3. This is a Free country that we live in,if I decide to or you decide to walk around town at night we have that right, only if we are being thugs then appropriate action Will be taken, until then keep your nose out of other people’s. business,

    1. Yeah come on down at night and walk around I will say you will be checked out. I guarantee.

  4. It’s unfortunate that people are so evil any more that when you see someone without a home the first thing you think is oh no my stuff might get stolen, when you should be saying a prayer for that homeless person or try to figure out what you could do to help. I know some many closed minded people who won’t make it to heaven because of this crap. What if that homeless man was Jesus?

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