ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — St. Louis Police hope a new initiative will boost community involvement and help solve more violent crimes.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

The Police Prosecutor Partnership is using grant money to send people canvassing for shell casings following reports of gun crime — whether they’re called in or detected by the city’s Shot Spotter system. Jane Darst, who’s coordinating the grant program, says it’s important to call police about gunfire — every time.

“When you have that additional response you get an increase in the number of calls reporting gunfire,” Darst told KMOX.

Darst and others are also leaving door hangers on homes near crime scenes, offering ways to submit information anonymously. She says they’re already getting good information — just days into the new year.

Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS St. Louis

KMOX Podcasts
High School Spotlight
As Heard On KMOX

Listen Live