St. Louis police focus on 2 neighborhoods in latest hot-spot policing efforts

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 2 at 5:48 PM

(KMOV) – St. Louis police on Wednesday were taking a pro-active approach to crime in the latest of their hot-spot policing efforts.

Officers ramped up patrols in the Fountain Park and Louis Place neighborhoods.

Police Chief Sam Dotson told News 4 the hot-spot policing will focus on cracking down on drug and gun crimes as well as robberies and assaults.

But it’s also about developing a stronger community relationship.

“It’s not just about enforcement,” Dotson said. “It’s about talking to the neighbors…so it’s really a collaboration.”

The hot-spot policing will include uniformed and undercover officers and SWAT members.

 

They’ll be patrolling 16 hours a day for the next week.

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