Event set to enhance public safety in Bond community

Event set to enhance public safety in Bond community
Posted at 3:43 AM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 05:56:45-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A kickoff event to enhance public safety in the Bond community will be held Tuesday.

The Public Safety Collective is expanding the Neighborhood Public Safety Initiative.

The event in the Greater Bond Community will take place Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Smith Williams Service Center Annex, 2295 Pasco Street.

Representatives from the Public Safety Collective will explain the initiative, and neighborhood champions will discuss community goals. Attendees will also be asked how they would like to participate in the effort.

In the coming months, various events and efforts will be organized, including community assessments, neighborhood walks, community service days, a job fair and more.

The program is a citizen-based initiative designed to help address public safety by focusing on crime prevention and education, community beautification, and community empowerment and volunteerism.

"By working collaboratively with residents through education and empowerment programs ... local law enforcement agencies are seeing progress in the fight against crime,” said Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo, chair of the Public Safety Collective. “The latest data in 2017 showed a 13.77 percent reduction in overall crime in our community when compared to the same timeframe in 2016.”

The Public Safety Collective is made up of the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sherriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office, Big Bend Crime Stoppers, Tallahassee Fire Department, Capitol Police, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the City’s TEMPO program and the police departments from FSU, FAMU and TCC.

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