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Nov 25, 2013 11:34 PM by Jennifer Horbelt

Fort Carson vows to fix two serious issues: vandalism and sex offenders

EL PASO COUNTY, CO- The Mountain Post says it is working to fix two serious issues plaguing local military families: vandalism and sex offenders.

In a statement to News 5, Fort Carson says it is re-evaluating its policy which allows sex offenders to live on post.

Military Police are also taking a close look at all instances of vandalism, and are looking to improve security.

Fort Carson says a lack of lighting, patrols and cameras are making vandalism worse in certain areas.

The entire statement is below:

"During the recent Army Family Action Plan Conference, two serious issues concerning sex offenders in on-post housing and vandalism in barracks parking lots were discussed. The AFAP was implemented to provide military Families, retirees and civilians an opportunity to voice their concerns and suggest improvements. Post leadership takes each of these concerns very seriously and will look into each one to determine the best way to address the issues and improve quality of life of Soldiers and Families.

Currently sex offenders are allowed to live on Fort Carson as long as they are registered with the Provost Marshal's office. The Fort Carson leadership is in the process of reevaluating the current policy.

Concerning vandalism in barracks parking lots, recently there have been several thefts and vandalism to soldiers' vehicles in barracks parking lots, potentially due to a lack of lighting, patrols and cameras in those areas. Military Police are investigating each incident and reviewing current procedures to improve security in those areas."



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