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Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester discusses uptick in violence

Kathy Leicester has been at the helm of Sacramento police for the past two months. One of her biggest concerns is the reduction of crime and violence in the city. “I can not imagine losing a child to violence,” Lester said. When Leicester took office in January, it inherited a three-year rise in violent crime. “Everyone wants to live in a safe community,” Leicester said. “No one wants to feel insecure. There is no short-term solution either. “One of the things we are working on right now is talking about strategies and how we deal with violent offenders and how we make the community help us.” Lester said her department is working with other city departments to develop a plan to provide services and resources in areas where crime is worst. She also wants to show the community that her officers are just people. “I think it’s very important to recognize how important it really is to serve people,” Lester said. “You are not there just to handle a call, but to fix their problem and find a better outcome for them.” It has to do with building bonds and supporting teams that work so hard to make a difference. “These community groups are doing a great job,” Leicester said. It’s not just crime, it’s about having good schools, it’s about having parks for your children to play in, it’s about proper childcare, it’s all about being able to find work for people. they determine where you have a lot of criminal activity or you have less criminal activity.We know that there are better ways to do things and we need to work on these things so you need to understand where your strengths are and where the gaps are and to understand what is missing. “See below | An interactive map of where Sacramento and Stockton were filmed so far in 2022. This story was created as part of Community: Save Our Cities Project. The series airs on KCRA 3 and on the Internet from Monday to Friday throughout May each night during the News at 6 p.m. We focus on those who work to make our communities safer and help our youth thrive, especially in neighborhoods facing social and economic inequalities. killed in Sacramento shootings The nonprofit teaches young girls love for themselves through art The reality of crime. Is it up or down?

Kathy Leicester has been at the helm of Sacramento police for the past two months. One of her biggest concerns is the reduction of crime and violence in the city.

“I can not imagine losing a child because of violence,” Lester said.

When Leicester took office in January, it inherited a three-year rise in violent crime.

“Everyone wants to live in a safe community,” Leicester said. “No one wants to feel insecure. There is no short-term solution either. “One of the things we are working on right now is talking about strategies and how we deal with violent offenders and how we make the community help us.”

Lester said her department is working with other city departments to develop a plan to provide services and resources in areas where crime is worst.

She also wants to show the community that her officers are just people.

“I think it’s very important to recognize how important it really is to serve people,” Lester said. “You are not only there to handle a call, but to correct their problem and find a better outcome for them.”

It has to do with building bonds and supporting teams that work so hard to make a difference.

“These community teams are doing a great job,” Lester said. “We have to support them as much as we support law enforcement because together it really is public safety.”

The only thing Leicester is sure of is that the best way to reduce crime is to improve all walks of life.

“The city and our partners are really trying to build healthy neighborhoods,” he said. “This is important. It is not just a crime. The point is to have good schools. The point is to have parks for your children to play with. This is proper childcare. It has to do with being able to find work for people. All of this determines where you have a lot of criminal activity or have less criminal activity. “We know there are better ways to do things and we have to work on them and so you have to understand where your strengths are and understand where the gaps are and understand what is missing.”

See below | An interactive map of where the Sacramento and Stockton shootings have taken place so far in 2022


This story was created as part of it Project Community: Saving Our Cities. The series airs on KCRA 3 and on the Internet from Monday to Friday throughout May each night during the News at 6 p.m. We focus on those who work to make our communities safer and help our young people thrive, especially in neighborhoods facing social and economic inequalities.

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