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Leaders collaborate to come up with ways to reduce violent crime in Leon County

Posted at 5:26 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 17:26:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Reducing violent crime happening where we all live, that's what city, county and school leaders are collaborating on.

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey says it's time we put our heads together and come up with a solution that works.

On Thursday, they were bouncing around the idea of forming a violent crime task force.

The idea is pulling together leaders, even down to the community level, to talk about what's happening in different areas around town.

City and county leaders say this a community problem and it's going to take everyone putting their heads together to find creative ways to curb crime.

City leaders say people are committing violent crimes at younger and younger ages.

That's why they want to work with Leon County schools to start building the relationship between elementary students and officers.

There are already resource officers at all schools, but Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna says we need to make these children comfortable with them to hopefully one day be advocates for a lifestyle away from crime.