Police department already seeing results of crime prevention plan

Police department already seeing results of crime prevention plan
Blytheville Police Station (Source: KAIT-TV)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Blytheville police are seeing results after instituting a plan to reduce crime called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

Blytheville Police Assistant Chief Ricky Jefferson said Monday they're about halfway finished with the first phase of this plan and they're already seeing results.

Jefferson said after adding just half of the number of light poles in the plan they've already seen a reduction of crime in those areas.

Once the department finishes the lighting phase, they'll begin removing underbrush, old abandoned houses, and placing strategic cameras.

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