officials http://wamc.org en Law Enforcement Officials Investigate New Ways to Prevent Crime http://wamc.org/post/law-enforcement-officials-investigate-new-ways-prevent-crime <p>Several top law enforcement officials in Western Massachusetts met Monday to explore new strategies for crime prevention.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Paul Tuthill reports&hellip;</p><p>At a conference in Springfield, the retired police chief of High Point North Carolina, James Fealy said his department implemented a strategy of strong community partnerships and focused deterrence to shut down open air drug markets.&nbsp;&nbsp; The result, violent crime over the last decade is down 47 percent in High Point.</p><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s been dramatic impact.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 12:16:19 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37990 at http://wamc.org Law Enforcement Officials Investigate New Ways to Prevent Crime