Officers with the Greenville Police Department and the City’s Community Development Office are spearheading a city-wide initiative, aimed at improving neighborhood safety. Hand-selected neighborhoods will receive specialized attention and resources from a multi-departmental team to ensure a holistic approach to a City and community side-by-side effort toward neighborhood improvement. The neighborhoods are selected based off crime data and emerging crime trends. The Westpointe subdivision was the first neighborhood selected by our team. This particular neighborhood has been seeing an increase in issues with juveniles and property management, particularly when it comes to code violations. A team of officers, to include our Center City Unit, Tactical Anti-Crime Unit, Community Outreach Division and School Resource Officers will be concentrating their efforts on this particular neighborhood for the summer. Some of the plans that have been discussed to improve the neighborhood include improving police-community relations, increased lighting, cameras, developing recreational areas and improving upon the general upkeep and appearance of the neighborhood.
Other neighborhoods the Department intends to focus on this year include Kristin Drive and Sterling Pointe.