Troy Police Increase Patrols After Recent Shootings

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One after another, Troy police say calls of crime are becoming a bigger problem in the city.
But authorities say it’s time for everyone to do their part to help stop crime.

“These people need to make better choices and if you make good choices you can expect good things to happen,” says Chief Randall Barr of the Troy Police Department.

Police say the community is a big help in solving crimes in the area but one parent says, efforts shouldn’t stop there.

“First, we’ve got to have a community to stand behind them and give them some other options to do or have…other outlets,” says Nena Williams.

Since her son survived being shot last year, Nina Williams has been a strong voice in the community on youth violence.

“We’ve got to come together,let the kids know, reach out to them. Because kids don’t readily reach back out to adults.

“There’s a lot of people that are hesitant to talk to the police-you know for whatever reason,” says Barr.

Williams  believes the community should come together as allies, not enemies and there are a number of ways to reach out for help.

“I don’t want anyone else to have to experience it, if they don’t have to,” says Williams.

Officers say you should always be aware of your surroundings.

If anything doesn’t seem right in the community, you can call their anonymous witness line at 566-5555.

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