Hot spot policing has been highly touted by city leaders as a way to turn around troubled neighborhoods on the city’s north side.
“Officers will patrol in uniform, driving marked police vehicle, as well as in an undercover capacity, in unmarked vehicles,” the department announced Tuesday.
The victim ran to a nearby gangway, but the shooters caught up to him and fired several rounds.
A woman shot in her home and a man shot on his motorcycle are the two latest victims of area gun violence.
“We’re not seeing them as much this week as previously, before the election,” one woman said.
This second phase involves securing vacant houses, cleaning debris and ensuring street lights are working.
When can a simple piece of paper or a card become an important crime fighting tool? When it reminds residents that they can call in tips to police, without fear of being found out.
It looked like an invasion of blue and white Wednesday morning as dozens of police officers fanned out from the mobile command post parked on Emily near DeSoto.
“The best surveillance system in the world is neighbors looking out for neighbors,” French said.