The Elizabethtown Police Department is looking to collaborate with the community on a new way to fight against crime and increase public safety. The department has introduced the idea of the Virtual Eyes on Crime initiative. Anyone with a camera on the interior or exterior of their home is asked to fill out a form available on the Elizabethtown Police Department’s Facebook page, which will allow the department to reach out and ask for potential assistance in the event a crime occurs in the resident’s area. This will not give EPD access to surveillance systems without permission. More information can be found by contacting the Elizabethtown Police Department.
The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a fire in a medical office last Friday morning. Pumpers responded to Cool Springs Center around 8:15 AM. According to reports, a fire started in an electrical outlet, and was quickly extinguished by an employee with a fire extinguisher. Once it was confirmed the fire had not spread into the walls, the building was ventilated, and the fire department cleared the scene. The department stresses having a fire extinguisher available at all times, such as in this case.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be introducing the first coding academy at a public institution in the Commonwealth this upcoming February. The program will be seventeen weeks, and will be Monday through Friday. Applicants for the program will be required to take an aptitude test, pass a background check, and participate in an interview to be considered for the Academy. For more information or to apply, visit elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/codingacademy.