Wayne Curry- Republican Candidate for Mayor of South Bend


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13 Pt. Economic Plan

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Neighborhoods Plan

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Education and Kids in South Bend Plan

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Crime Reduction Plan

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ill titleWayne Curry's Crime Reduction Plan

To begin with many of these ideas have been implemented by other communities have been proven to work. The Focus on Four Program in Tampa Florida is where many of these practices have been proven. Four crimes, Four guiding principles.
Four Crimes were Burglary, Robbery, Auto Burglary and Auto Theft. In reducing these crimes, the violent crime rate dropped because the people committing the lesser crimes are usually behind violent crimes as well.
 of course we could adapt the crimes we go after to our own city.

Also divide city into 3 or 4 quadrants to make it more manageable. The goal is to address emerging crime patterns unique to each area.


Four Guiding Principles are:
1.) Redistribution of tactical resources
2.) Intelligence led policing
3.) Proactive and preventative policing initiatives
4.) Partnering with the community
     Some of the changes would look like this:
A.)   I will put more police officers on patrol. This can be done by taking some of our detectives off desks and putting them in the neighborhoods, hitting crime head on. Goal would be to go from 18 officers per shift to 25 officers per shift patrolling our streets. We would notice an instant drop in crime just as Chicago has.
B.)    We will become a proactive police department.   Special units would be formed to address neighborhood crime as it happens, including problems with Gangs. The old way of simply handing off cases to detectives and trying to solve crimes after the fact is not working and becoming too costly and inefficient. Some detectives told me they receive over 400 cases per year each to investigate.
C.)    I will have the city divided into quadrants and have an Area Chief over each Quadrant. Each Chief will be given the tools, man power, and specialized resources with the ability to use them as they seem fit to address the problems in these areas and results will be expected. Accountability is key here.
D.)   Each Quadrant/ District would have a crime annalist to map out crime trends in areas, as well as the most likely suspects, and guide officers in doing their jobs more efficiently.
E.)    Statistical analysis of crimes and predicting where they may occur next. Then have units and community work together to catch these criminals in the act. Real Time Intelligence a key here.
F.)    Train meter readers, city workers, citizens to be eyes and ears of police department and call regional Patrols directly when there is unusual things in neighborhood.
G.)   Have stronger and better trained neighborhoods watch programs.
H.)   Educate new students to area about how to keep valuables out of plain sight in cars, and other safety concerns.
I.)      Increased patrols around campus communities at beginning of school year, when predators are targeting the new students.
J.)     Reward officers and employees for embracing these initiatives and reaching goals set.
K.)    0 tolerance for juvenile crime. Educate and guide kids towards the good things they can be involved in while telling them up front what will happen to them if they are caught breaking the law.   Emphasize this just before summer vacation. We can combine this with programs like the Youth Justice project at the Robinson Community Learning Center, which tries to address needs of juveniles with restitution of some sort, so kid is less likely to reoffend. If we turn these kids around while they are young, they won’t become the criminals of tomorrow.
L.)     Hire a tougher more competent city attorney
M.) Need to have officers do walk and talks just to get to know the people in the neighborhoods they patrol. Not a daily thing, but we need more interaction between our citizens and the police department.
N.)   Take some units such as Crime Prevention, and have civilians or retired police officers run these programs. This will save the police department money and will allow us to put the current Crime Prevention officers on the street dealing with crime.
O.)   And many other worthy ideas such as these over time.