Battle Creek Police Say Gang Suppression Effort Paying Dividends

Feb 23, 2014
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Five member unit was formed in 2007

A community response, not just from the police, has reduced crime rates in Battle Creek, new figures show. "Battle Creek's downward trends are above the curve," Deputy Police Chief Jim Saylor said. "We are traveling faster. Something is working." In figures released by the department several categories of crime have declined over the past eight years.

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