By Nyesha Stone
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) addressed public safety during a community meeting with local organizations this past Monday. The meeting was held at Dineen Park’s pavilion. The objective was to build partnerships between MSCO and community organizations to ensure safety in county parks.
According to MCSO, for the last few weeks, Moody Park has been a hotspot for girl fights. During the meeting, attendees learned that one of the sheriffs is using all of his resources to keep Moody Park on lock down in hopes of stopping the fighting.
Sheriff Earnell Lucas headed the meeting with the promise that he and MSCO is committed to making all county parks safe. MSCO asked community organizations to work with the office to create different events and activities to do at the parks. More organized activity will push out the negative activity, said Lucas.
“We cannot do what we want to do alone,” Lucas said on the importance of partnering.
The meeting addressed the sexual activity and drug and alcohol abuse occurring in Moody Park and parks around the county.
In response to these behaviors, MSCO and the Milwaukee County Parks have partnered to enforce and tighten up rules at Bradford Beach. Some of the rules include no photography without a permit, no grilling and no coolers on the beach. Eventually these rules will be enforced in all county parks.
The public were outraged to see these rules pop up on social media and didn’t hold back. CBS 58 and WISN 12 contacted he Milwaukee County Parks, who said that these rules are still being worked out and are not final. Although, most of the rules on the list already exist.
To find out more about how to keep Milwaukee County Parks safe, download the app by searching “MCSO Mobile App,” in your app store.