Saturday, December 28, 2013

In South Philly, Community Policing Helps Cut Shootings In Half

Vinny Vella at the Philadelphia Daily News offers a piece on the police in South Philadelphia.

When Capt. Lou Campione drives down the streets of South Philly, people stop. They jump at that chance to say hi to "Lou," to ask him how's everything is going, to swap information.

...The emphasis on community policing amd building relationships as intuitive as it may seem, has worked wonders for Campione and South Philadelphia's 1st District: The number of shootings in the district has been cut in half this year  - from 31 shootings to 15 through Dec. 17 - the highest decrease among the city's 21 police districts in the same time frame.

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