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New England News
12:25 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Police Bonding With Community Credited For Crime Reduction

To combat crime  a number of police departments across the county are using a counterinsurgency strategy similar to what US troops used in Iraq.   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.  Springfield Massachusetts is one city that has seen success with the strategy.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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