Cobb Neighborhood Safety Commission, in partnership with Cobb Public Safety Department Officials, sponsored a series of community conferences and events during 2004 that received recognition by Governor Sonny Perdue and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The Cobb Homeland Security Conference and Expo was also well received by area businesses, education, religious and civic organizations, and families and citizens alike. Events were held in each of four commission districts; March 19 & 20 at the East Cobb Government Center in District 2, July 31 & August 6 at the South Cobb Recreation Center in District 4, October 1 & 2 at the West Cobb Senior Center in District 1, and November 12 & 13 at the East Cobb Senior Center and Home Depot parking lot on Sandy Plains Rd. in District 3.
JoAnn Birrell, NSC Chairman said, "We wanted to bring the Citizen's Action Guide to life and make other pertinent information regarding neighborhood safety and homeland security accessible to all Cobb citizens." Classes offered at the mini-conferences included Crisis Management Planning, Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages, Safe Mail Handling and Biological Agents. Expo exhibits for the community at-large were provided by area public safety and public health experts and were numerous and well received by children and adult visitors alike.
"We believe neighborhood safety and homeland security are concerns and responsibilities shared by our wonderful public safety officials and citizens alike. That's the whole purpose behind the NSC - to provided opportunities for public safety and citizens to partner so our community can be as safe and secure as possible", says Ms. Birrell.