Detroit police hold neighborhood conference at Ren Cen Oct. 14

- If you have a question for law enforcement, they want to hear from you.

Tomorrow is your chance to voice your concerns and hear from Detroit police as well about their initiatives at the Neighborhood Police Officer Conference this Saturday at the Renaissance Center.

Police are planning a massive event to help the community continue to build relationships with police. Mainly how they can fight crime using tools from citizens to help them do their job better. You can even get tips on how to start a block club and discover the best way to file a citizen complaint.

Video captures folks on camera raiding a home on Plainview in Detroit’s Rosedale Park neighborhood.

The first thing they do?  Tear down the alarm, raiding the house, leaving the top floor in shambles.

70-year-old mom whose home was broken into says "I shouldn’t' be afraid to live in my own home,"

Her Son, Preston "Maruice" Williams says this event should be about police participating with the community to find solutions.

What works to help community and police work together to solve crimes?

"All the folks that can solve and fix problems when it comes to a crime related issue and improving the quality of life in your neighborhood, come on out because we want to hear about it and include you in the solution," Deputy Chief Todd Bettison said.

Topics like blight, illegal dumping, and squatters will also be tackled at Saturday’s event.

Peggy Noble the president of the College Park Community Association has seen what having neighborhood police can do.

"It makes me feel safer, I think there needs to be more, but let’s give them some time and see what they might do," Noble said.

Right now there are 59 neighborhood police, the number boosted by 15 in July after council approval,
each one responding to quality of life issues.

The event is all day Saturday at the Renaissance Center, its free and open to the public.

Chief James Craig will address the public at 1:45 pm if you want to hear from him.

 

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