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The Houston Police Department announced Monday the launch of the “March on Crime” initiative, set to begin in March. However, the project reportedly does not involve any actual marching or shows of force in the streets.
Rather, the focus is to raise awareness of crime prevention methods and to build relationships between citizens and the police. The campaign will also involve community programs, such as Crime Stoppers and Neighborhood Watch.
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“The main focus of the campaign is crime prevention and implementation of proactive crime prevention efforts and measures aimed at the elimination of criminal incidents, rather than responding to them after they have occurred,” an HPD press release read, in part.
One of the focal points of the campaign will include efforts to enable non-violent offenders with mental illnesses to receive treatment, rather than jail time. At present, the largest mental health facility in the Houston area is the...
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