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Local business community discuss ways to combat crime with law enforcement

Posted at 5:20 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 17:27:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Opening lines of communication, that's what the local business community is doing with law enforcement to help fight crime in the Capital City.

Members of the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates or NEBA Tallahassee, sat down with Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil, Tallahassee Interim Police Chief Steve Outlaw and State Attorney Jack Campbell to talk about criminal justice concerns on Tuesday.

Campbell says business owners are interested in what's happening and why it's happening when it comes to crime and how as an organization they can help.

"For this to be a vibrant community, we want it to be a safe community, a vibrant community, a place where you can recruit outstanding candidates to work in your business, to open new businesses, so they want to see us be successful," said Campbell.

Some of the topics discussed at Tuesday's meeting were human trafficking laws regarding carrying a concealed weapon and creating more jobs to help tackle poverty.