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Issue Position: Crime

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Statewide Neighborhood Ownership Model

Mike Petetit of Lafayette Square courageously created the neighborhood ownership model, and implemented it in his neighborhood in 2010. Since then, this proven crime reduction program has spread to 16 neighborhoods across the city. The neighborhood ownership model combines citizen patrol and victim support to capture criminals and enforce our laws. Also, a City of St. Louis police liaison is granted to each neighborhood that implements this model. Unfortunately, the program has stalled because of a lack of funding. I will produce a bill that will produce funds for this proven crime-reduction program, and direct them to "high-crime counties" first; giving St. Louis priority.


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