PUEBLO — The Pueblo Police Department said Thursday it wants to build more trust with people living in the Steel City.
The Department said it plans to expand community-oriented projects, which have officers walking around their designated beats and talking to people about how to improve their communities.
PPD said Thursday it's seen progress. For instance, the area around the El Centro Del Quinto Rec Center saw an 88% drop in shootings and a 32% drop in burglaries from 2018 to 2019.
"It is so important because it builds our relationship with the community. We can make Pueblo a better community daily because of our interaction with the citizens. We are to here to work with them and partner with them," said Captain James Martin.
The department said the goal is to encourage people to talk with police more.
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