Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 1:36 PM
Thunder Bay's Crime Prevention Council is starting to recruit members. The City held a launch for the council today and Dr. Irvin Waller was the key speaker. Waller addressed the recent murders in the city and says the council needs to review the incidents and look for specific areas where the City could have done a better job. Waller notes the audit will show areas where there could have been intervention by police, schools, family, or other service provider. A program coordinator will be hired this fall, and the council's first meeting will be held in mid-December. Mayor Lynn Peterson says they've set a goal of reducing the City's crime rate by fifty percent over the next ten years. Peterson adds they'll most likely need 100 thousand dollars in funding for crime prevention programs and the council.