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Tallahassee Responds to Shooting Violence; Asks for More Police Officers

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Jun 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-08 08:07:38-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Details of the new program to increase neighborhood safety by the city of Tallahassee have been released.

The program is called “Operation Safe Neighborhoods” and is a partnership between city officials, law enforcement, and local pastors.

According to a press release from the city, the program is "designed to empower neighbors and help deter acts of violence." The plan is said to do this by putting more police on the streets, starting a neighborhood community watch, an empowerment program on Saturday nights during the summer, putting the Tallahassee Police Department's Mobile Command Unit in neighborhoods, and providing more safe activities for youth.

The city says the is in response to violence in Tallahassee and recent community shootings.

One aspect of the plan is asking City Commissioners to approve additional police officer positions immediately instead of waiting for the new fiscal year which begins in October.

You can see a full copy of the plan by going to Talgov.com.