TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee has experience six shootings all within two weeks of each other. The recent violence claimed the lives of two people and injured several others, including a 14 and 16 year old.
The recent surge in crime has rocked the community, and now city leaders are stepping in to make neighborhoods safe in the capital city.
A new program was put in place called Operation Safe Neighborhoods where the police department and community members will join forces and work together in order to bring safety back to neighborhoods.
On Saturday, the Tallahassee Police Department will unveil it's new mobile command unit that will be used to monitor suspicious activity throughout Tallahassee and serve as a visible communication center where residents can report crime or accidents and file reports.
According to Cleveland Allen, Tallahassee police officer, the mobile command unit will start operation immediately after it's unveiling. Officer Allen said this is only a part of Operation Safe Neighborhood, more programs will be implemented to help deter and fight against crime in the city.