CRIME PREVENTION NETWORK MEETS
TULSA, OK -- The Crime Prevention Network held its monthly meeting at Speedy Gonzales restaurant last Thursday, where community members and local law enforcement officials ex- changed ideas on how to make Tulsa a safer place.
Tulsa is more than double the national average when it comes to violent crimes, and almost as high in property crimes. The city’s Hispanic population is disproportionately victimized by criminals of all types, a problem often attributed to apprehension about contacting law enforcement to report being a victim of or a witness to a crime.
An ongoing goal of the group is to find ways to increase trust between members of the Hispanic community and the police who are there to protect them, and members of the Muskogee Police Department shared some of the outreach efforts being done in their city that are beginning to show signs of success.
Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler participated in the discussion, along with representatives of the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Tulsa, as well as many other business, education, and community leaders and concerned residents. (La Semana) Photos courtesy of Alex Gómez.