The Belvidere Police Department has released the results of its 2012 annual report, marking a drop in reported offenses for the sixth year in a row.
In a statement Tuesday, the department said factors like community involvement, community ties, and gang enforcement contributed to the drop in reported crime. The report says more residents are calling the police to report suspicious activity and are also including specific details like license plate numbers and addresses.
The statement also said community ties, like the city's nine neighborhood watch groups, new Volunteers in Police Service, the Nixle system, and multiple meetings helped the department keep local residents up to date and informed.
In 2013, the department hopes to keep up with the following objectives:
To see the entire report, visit www.ci.belvidere.il.us and click on Annual Report.
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