The method that the Waco Police Department is using to cut down on the amount of violent crime in the city has been made public.
To this point in 2018, thirteen individuals have been killed as a result of gun violence in Waco. These occurrences were frequently associated with either gang activity or marital violence.
Sheryl Victorian, the police chief, went before the city council on Tuesday and presented them with a plan titled “Violent Crime Strategic Response.”
This strategy is built on several pillars, the most important of which are the reduction and apprehension of criminals and the attempts to prevent crime. Several strategies can be implemented to reduce the amount of violent crime that occurs in our cities and towns. Some of these strategies include the implementation of outreach programs for children, an increase in the number of night and weekend patrols conducted by street crime teams, and the utilization of innovative tools such as gunshot detection technology and computerized license plate scanners.
The department also released on social media messages from Mayor Dillon Meek of Waco and Victorian, Texas.
” It is not the acceptable way to respond to an argument by acting rashly and brandishing a firearm in an attempt to inflict serious injury or possibly even cause the other person’s death. In addition to this, we will hold criminals accountable for their actions.” The residents of the community received reassurance from the Victorian.
According to the plan, there have been a total of forty instances of deadly conduct, which includes shootings that did not result in any casualties. In just this one year, the city has been notified of 123 separate instances of stolen firearms.
The members of the community are being solicited for assistance by the police and the leaders of the community in their attempts to lessen the occurrence of violent crime.
” It is difficult for the officers and staff of the local police department to accomplish this mission on their own. They are reliant upon the cooperation and assistance of all of us.” This was articulated by Meek.
Go to the website of the department if you want to view the complete presentation given by the department as well as the strategic response plan.