Killeen community learns to cut down crime

Killeen community learns to cut down crime
Posted at 10:41 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 23:41:19-04

With a panel of experts, Killeen neighbors learned how to cut crime on Thursday.

A community forum, organized by Councilwoman Debbie Nash-King, brought residents from all areas to learn what they can do to stop crime and to help police catch criminals.

The forum offered education on what to look out for, what to avoid and what to report to authorities.

Nash-King said a better-informed public, makes for a safer community.

“What we hope to get out of this tonight, that the residents would take in more knowledge on how they can fight crime and learn the resources that the police department have to offer to all the residents,” Nash-King said.

Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble said the secret to cutting down crime is prevention. He also discussed police department initiatives that help stop crime before it happens.

He said cutting crime starts with cleaning up the community and taking pride in it, if everyone joins the effort, there’s no way Killeen can fail.

“We can hear directly from the citizens about their concerns. If we work on problems together, we can solve them together and make our community safe,” Kimble said.

Councilwoman Nash-King organized the forum to better connect with the community and help find solutions to the city’s problems.

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