March, 2014

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J.J. Murphy – Hobbs, New Mexico Puts Safety First for Residents with Community Initiatives

City safety is always a #1 concern to myself, residents, and other officials but it should but understood that it is oftentimes a complex process. A large amount of time and effort goes in to creating initiatives to improve safety, which can take a long time to see effects.

JJ Murphy Hobbs New Mexico

However, as the City Manager of Hobbs, I, J.J. Murphy, take it upon myself to lead the way in creating safety initiatives via community outreach and continue to do my best in ensuring our town is safe for both residents and visitors alike.

  • Keeping Your Home Safe While You’re Away

One of the biggest concerns when leaving for a long trip is keeping your home safe, as empty homes are the biggest target of thieves. We’ve launched an initiative to aid in giving homeowners peace of mind when they’re away from home. The Hobbs Police Department now allows residents to fill out a form to let the department know what dates they will be away and officers will check in regularly to ensure there is no suspicious activity.

  • Programs for Victims of Abuse

While Hobbs works hard to prevent and reduce issues relating to abuse, it also offers help to those who have experienced abuse in the past. For women or children who lived or are currently residing in a home where there is domestic violence, Option Inc. is there to help provide help and healing, along with safe living options. Hobbs cares about the safety of our children and we’re dedicated to end suffering for our community members dealing with abuse.

We Want YOU to Participate!

As the Hobbs City Manager, I welcome you to participate to help our community improve safety in our town. The Hobbs Police Department invites residents to anonymously report information about crimes in order to get perpetrators off the street and make Hobbs a safer place.

We’ve worked hard to keep Hobbs, New Mexico a safe place for residents and visitors. With our continued efforts, along with your help, we can work together to improve safety and keep Hobbs a great city to be in.

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