The San Pedro Police Department held a community outreach meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2015, with the main purpose of having residents working along with the police in fighting crime. The meeting was very well attended mainly by residents of the San Pedrito Area who today feel more afraid than ever living in an area with the highest crime on the island.
During the meeting, the police officers reached out to the neighborhood with their main incentive to start building a more positive relationship with the community and to restore their faith in the department. Presentations by the police included reporting on the crime situation and where it takes place on the island so that residents understand the situation and also explaining what all is involved in crime fighting.
The Community Policing Officer explained how the department works in other areas other than directly dealing with crime fighting which include visits to local businesses, working on the youth cadet program, community policing and setting up neighborhood watches.
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