Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 01, 2013 @ 12:15AM
Created on February 01, 2013 @ 10:54PM
Law enforcement officials in Preston County are concerned about an increase in crime in their area and they are working together to reverse that trend.
The Law Enforcement Advisory Panel was organized by Prosecuting Attorney Mel Snyder. It brings together all of the different offices charged with public safety like the State Police, Sheriff's Department, county commission, community watch groups and others.
They'll meet on a regular basis to set priorities and to provide the public a forum for law enforcement activities, all in effort to fight crime more efficiently.
"We've had an increase in violent crimes. We've had an increase in drug related crimes and the county really has fairly limited resources for our size. There is no single large population area. It's spread out pretty evenly through the county which creates a lot of challenges for law enforcement," said Mel Snyder, Prosecuting Attorney.
Thursday was the second meeting of the group.
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