Three local college seniors and their mentor visited Dover Capital City Rotary Club for its Aug. 12 luncheon meeting.

They explained their role in the Lights On Dover Strong campaign launched in June to increase social cohesion, residential security and public safety in collaboration with the Dover Police Department.

The campaign is designed to provide and install dusk-to-dawn energy-efficient LED lights on Dover residents’ front porches and solar-powered LED motion flood lights in their backyards. Residents are provided with various community resources to assist in making their homes healthy and safe. The goal is to increase security and public awareness around high risk areas within central Dover. Studies have shown that improved lighting can reduce criminal activity by up to 21 percent.

This collective street-by-street community campaign will educate and empower residents to increase public awareness of criminal activity and demonstrate a unified community approach toward public safety. For more on Lights On Dover Strong, call 678-9400, ext. 126, or email

Dover Capital City Rotary meets each Thursday for lunch at Maple Dale Country Club, 180 Mapledale Road, Dover. For more, visit or call 674-4138.