Hagerstown explores creative way to confront crime

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (DC News Now) — Solutions to fight crime in the Hub City is on the agenda during Thursday’s city council meeting.

Police Chief Paul Kifer will be at City Hall briefing community leaders on his plan: a community engagement initiative.

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The goal is for police to proactively reach out to residents and small businesses to build relationships and strengthen connections among neighbors.

“It is very important that community leaders, business owners, neighbors — everyone come together,” said Altimont Wilks, a small business owner. “Community unity is what it will really take.”

The meeting was originally set for Jan. 16 but was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

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