A handful of local law enforcement agencies teamed up last week to make a unified stand. They announced some new ideas to help crack unsolved crimes in Lubbock that include a new Most Wanted list, higher Crimeline rewards and a Crime of the Week program.
One thing that stood out to me was the number of home and car burglaries in Lubbock. I'm not sure how we compare to other cities but authorities say it's the most rampant crime in Lubbock county.
I want to thank our police department, sheriff's office, DPS and district attorney Matt Powell for taking a proactive approach to their jobs. I believe the key to reducing the number of crimes is prosecuting the ones you have first. Keeping unsolved crimes at the forefront of peoples' minds and rewarding tipsters are good systems for that.
But remember, it only works if people respond. So keep a watch out for you and your neighbors. And, as you hear on the news most nights, call Crimeline if you can help.
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