North End Initiative http://wamc.org en Police Bonding With Community Credited For Crime Reduction http://wamc.org/post/police-bonding-community-credited-crime-reduction <p>To combat crime&nbsp; a number of police departments across the county are using a counterinsurgency strategy similar to what US troops used in Iraq.&nbsp;&nbsp; The tactics are different, but the idea is to build community support and trust and take away the safe havens for the gangs and drug dealers. &nbsp;Springfield Massachusetts is one city that has seen success with the strategy.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 43207 at http://wamc.org Police Bonding With Community Credited For Crime Reduction