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Councilors: Illegal activity in Hope Valley 'improving' after Crime Reduction Program implemented

Posted: 5:58 PM, Jul 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-23 18:58:03-04

Tulsa city councilors say two of the most common places for illegal activity, Savanna Landing Apartments, and Kwick Stop, are improving.

Both locations now have 24-hour security and fencing.

"This is a place-based crime prevention program," said Program Officer James Stark. "It's also working holistically. We aren't just focused on law enforcement solutions but we are also focused on how we get involved in the community, involve city agencies and involve redevelopment."

The $500,000 grant provides a full-time police community resource officer and police overtime for the area.

Officers are working to build residents' trust and work with youth to make good choices.

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