Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Post Number: 493
|Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 04:35 pm: |
In response to citizens’ concerns regarding a “spike in crime” at major retail areas, we would like to share our thoughts on these unfortunate occurrences and what is being done to ensure Frisco’s status as one of the safest communities in the nation.
The Frisco Police Department reviews crime trends and statistics of potential major business areas to ensure that no business negatively affects the livability of any area within our city. We continue to monitor crime stats after they open, whether it is a mall, major retail, or a sporting/entertainment venue. In many cases, as evidenced by the two recent shootings in Wal-Mart parking lots, the involved parties go to public locations familiar to them and close to their residences to perform illegal transactions.
These types of violent crimes are hard to detect and/or predict. Department personnel respond as quickly as possible to investigate the incidents, develop suspect information and get them incarcerated swiftly in order to keep them from re-offending. As you know, criminal activity knows no boundaries and we recognize the critical importance of working with other law enforcement agencies. Frisco has a great working relationship with federal, state, and local law enforcement entities and we will continue to work side by side with them on these activities and future incidents.
So what can be done to help the police department and community as a whole? The Frisco Police Department is a successful and effective police agency because of the cooperation and partnerships that we have built with the community. Residents and visitors alike are the eyes and ears of the department, reporting suspicious activity, standing up against crime in the form of neighborhood watch groups and citizen patrols, and the like. We here at the police department urge you to continue to take an active role in policing and keeping our community safe. Report suspicious activity at 972.292.6010 or email Services@FriscoTexas.gov if you have concerns in your neighborhood.
For those who are even more interested in becoming an active partner in the fight against crime, visit the department’s web site at www.FriscoTexas.gov/Police and click on the “Community Services” link. There you will find information on the Frisco Neighborhood Watch, Citizens on Patrol (COP), and Citizens Police Academy (CPA), all of which are great ways to be a citizen supporter of the police department
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