Keeping Us Safe and Informed - Our April Hero!
Renfroe Outdoor, in conjunction with the Savannah Police Department, is proud to announce our newest honoree in the Savannah Heroes program! Each month, we will highlight a member of the local police force on our extensive digital billboard network for their outstanding work in serving and improving our communities.
This month we are proud to spotlight Cpl. Barry Lewis!
From the Savannah Police Department:
Cpl. Barry Lewis has been employed with the Savannah Police Department since 2007. He was assigned as Central Precinct’s Community Police Officer (CPO) and now Neighborhood Resource Officer (NRO) in 2013. During this assignment, Cpl. Lewis has been involved in the initiation of several programs which led to police officers engaging and interacting closely with the members of the community. Some of those programs are; Roll Call in the Streets, Back to School Giveaway, Kid Art, Block by Block, and Halloween Spooktacular. Many of these programs have been funded by Cpl. Lewis.
Cpl. Lewis has worked to keep the community safe and clean by participating in Project Enforce and Operation Clean Sweep. He created a program called Friday Night Lights to help educate community members on crime trends and gather information to help address quality of life issues within their neighborhoods
Using his skills and experience acquired in his previous profession, Cpl. Lewis often utilizes social media outlets to keep citizens informed. He is often called upon to conduct interviews with the local media, providing crime and safety tips to the public. Cpl. Lewis also creates his own videos to keep the public updated on current crime trends and ways to remain safe.
He has spent endless hours throughout the day and night, to include his days off, answering phone calls, text, and corresponding with citizens via social media to ensure they receive updated information of what is happening in their community. He also ensures community members and business owners receive pamphlets and various handouts on safety tips. Cpl. Lewis is a great asset to the City of Savannah, Savannah Police Department and Central Precinct.
About the initiative:
Renfroe Outdoor is proud to partner with the Savannah Police Department in an initiative to honor our local heroes. Each month, this program will highlight an outstanding officer in our community chosen by the Savannah PD and recognize them across town with our extensive digital billboard network.
It is of the opinion of the management of Renfroe Outdoor that most media outlets are too eager to cover the wrong stories relating to the police. While all public officials should be held accountable for their actions, there are far more positives that can be said about the local police than the negative. With this program, Renfroe Outdoor hopes to help foster a growing positive relationship between our citizens and the men and women who put themselves in danger to protect them each day.