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Collierville Environmental Commission Invites Residents to Participate in Research Study

GBBC 2017 optPeople all over the world will be counting birds this weekend as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is sponsored by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, Bird Studies of Canada, and Wild Birds Unlimited and is an example of “citizen science”.

The Collierville Environmental Commission is encouraging Mid-Southerners to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count this year. The GBBC runs from Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Rochelle Stevens Exchanges Fleet Feet for Creative Pen

Rochelle Stevens optWhen Olympic Gold Medalist Rochelle Stevens spoke to an audience of 20+ people at the Collierville Burch Library on February 6, she passed on using the podium and presentation screen.

“I’m sitting right here,” she said, taking her place at the opposite end of the Halle Room’s long table. “Because this is where I sat two years ago when I was learning how to write my book.”

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Collierville Police Department Uses Crime Mapping to Keep Residents In the Know

crime map optThe Collierville Police Department (CPD) is taking advantage of every opportunity they can to communicate with residents about what is going on in the Town. One of the tools they are using is crime mapping, available through the web application Tip 411.

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Collierville’s Sanitation Cart Inventory is in the Can

josh russell computer optGeographic Information Systems, or better known as GIS, have greatly impacted the way information is captured, stored and displayed relating to geographic location. Behind a GIS map shown on a computer screen, are layers of data that can be sorted to provide countless information, much like an Excel spreadsheet. The Town’s GIS Division worked with Collierville Public Services to create a GIS inventory system for sanitation carts when the new recycling program began in 2014.

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Broadcastify Allows Listeners to Hear ‘A Day in the Life’ of the Collierville Police Department

broadcastify optIf you are someone who wants to be in touch with the Collierville Police Department (CPD) on a regular basis, you will appreciate the latest tool the CPD is using to make that sort of contact available. Broadcastify is a service that provides real time radio feed from over 5000 sources around the world. The CPD is making this service available to Collierville residents to tune in at any time of the day or night and follow a ‘play by play’ of the department’s daily radio transmissions.

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Collierville Police Officers Enjoy a Super Bowl Cop Stop

super bowl cop stop optIt was Super Bowl Sunday and cheering could be heard from outside the Grimm family home. The group was watching the game, however, the cheers weren’t for the players – they were for the Collierville Police Officers who just arrived at the evening Cop Stop.

Cop Stop allows residents to join together and share a meal with the officers who patrol Collierville neighborhoods. More importantly, it is an opportunity for neighbors and officers to sit down together for an evening of fellowship.

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Collierville’s Recreation and Sports Manager Follows through on College Degree

mark ellis and family optMark Ellis has worked for the Town of Collierville for 18 years. He worked his way up to Recreation and Sports Manager without a having a college degree, but that fact didn’t keep him from going ahead and getting one anyway.

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Six Collierville Students Receive State Honors for Fire Prevention Posters

erin and student state awards 2017 optEach October, fire departments statewide make preparations for the annual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest; the contest marks the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The theme for Fire Prevention Week 2016 was “Don’t Wait; Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” According to the National Fire Protection Association, working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.

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Collierville Burch Library to Host Presentation on Preventing Identity Theft

The Collierville Burch Library will hold an information session on identity theft on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 4 -5:30 pm. Federal Inspectors from the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) will give a presentation on how to protect oneself from this 21st century crime. According to the USPIS website, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America.

Postal inspectors are federal law enforcement agents who do the things other law officers do – carry firearms, make arrests, execute federal search warrants and serve subpoenas. As part of the postal service, they are charged with enforcing around 400 federal laws related to fraudulent use of the mail. They also provide security for high value shipments and perimeter security at post offices.

You can register for the presentation by calling the library at 901-457-2600 or at colliervillelibrary.org. The Collierville Burch Library is located at 501 Poplar View Parkway.

Having the Collierville Police "Nextdoor"

cpd nextdoor optSocial networking sites have created an online life for millions of people, with various media appealing to numerous interests for their users. One of the more recent sites, Nextdoor, created a platform for neighbors to connect in a private social network to share anything from classified ads to public safety in their local community. Since Nextdoor launched in 2011, there are over 124,000 neighborhoods in the United States using the site including 67 neighborhoods in Collierville.

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