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Milwaukee Police Force Embraces Crime Reduction Initiative

Neighborhoods with crime issues feel unsafe to existing and potential residents, which gets in the way of building attractive and healthy neighborhoods. Knowing that community safety work is critical to neighborhood success, partners in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have created a director of community safety position to work with local stakeholders.  The director will identify local issues and create collaborative solutions, plus focus on a variety of community safety issues that are not addressed by the police force such as making changes to physical aspects to make areas more resistant to crime.  This initiative will focus on building strong communities and keeping residents engaged in civic life and is made possible through a partnership between LISC and the Milwaukee Police Department. 

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SOURCE: Neighborhood News Service Milwaukee