Greenville Officials Talk Crime Fighting With Raleigh Police

A group of Greenville officials went to Raleigh yesterday to talk with city officials about their methods of combating crime in the southeastern Raleigh.

Mayor Allen Thomas, City Manager Wayne Bowers, Mayor Pro-Tem Rose Glover, Chief William Anderson and members of the Greenville Police Department command staff met with Raleigh’s Police Chief Harry Dolan and other city leaders to discuss community and government partnerships, crime fighting initiatives, and long term strategies.

Greenville officials say the mayor and city staff felt the meeting was a success and beneficial to current city council goals and look forward to building on the successes produced in southeast Raleigh.

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  • by Haloween '75 survivor on Dec 23, 2011 at 09:29 AM
    GPD boys and girls can't run. Couldn't run fast before crime got so bad in Greenville and still can't now it looks like. Now, go to South Florida and learn how to really get a handle on crime.
  • by Sweet Old Boy Location: NC on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:16 AM
    One big problem folks, Lawyers. A prominet lawyer in my county (not Pitt) said, and I quote " I want the bad guys out of jail and back on the street. If the cops lock them up then I'm out of work". So when the rules get changed crime rates will drop. Make the bad guys work hard labor all day, punish them, make them think, I never want to go to jail/prison again. When you do a bad thing you lose you rights, the system get to bust your back side. You do your time and get a second chance, mess up again and your done....SOB
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:07 AM
    Come on now. They all just had to go to Raleigh to find a good strip club
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 23, 2011 at 06:34 AM
    Was this an admission they don't have a clue what to do?
  • by Former Charlotean Location: Ayden,NC on Dec 23, 2011 at 06:25 AM
    They should have finished the drive and driven 4 hours down the road to Charlotte and gotten some tips. If Anderson would do things right instead of being lazy we could get this garbage under control! Mayor pat McCroy came in and clean out the police force and added an amzing gang task force and hired the right people to infilitrate and the gang violence is going down each and every year. I am all for a task force if it is done correctly!
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Dec 23, 2011 at 05:34 AM
    I voted for Thomas. This BETTER be his way of playing political appeasement early on in his mayoral tenure, or he'll never earn another vote from me. Chief Anderson is a terrible chief and needs to go, ASAP! I am giving the Mayor the benefit of the doubt here that he has to play it this way before he runs Anderson out of town. Wayne Bowers and he can go together back to Fla. For too long, City Council has turned its back while the citizens of this town get harmed, all due to political correctness. Shame on them. Glover and Kandie Smith will not change. Max had best be paying attention, and stop pandering to these two for quid pro quo type votes on his pet projects (like the downtown clubs). Mercer will likely remain oblivious until he is voted out of office.
  • by John on Dec 23, 2011 at 04:43 AM
    Perhaps if the chief would use his budget on LAW ENFORCEMENT he might make some headway getting crime under control. He spends around 250k annually on his pet project (police athletic league) with officers assigned to it that could be on the street working. Maybe if the chief actually stayed in town a little more instead of traveling every weekend he would know what is going on. Maybe witn could do a story on how he burns up that city credit card on his trips for personal items. Leadership has to come from the top! No wonder Greenville is in the shape it's in.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2011 at 04:07 AM
    Greenville doesn't have Raleigh-type crime anymore. We surpassed that a long time ago. They should have spent the other 15 minutes and kept driving to Durham.
  • by George Location: Greenville on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:53 AM
    Raise city taxes. Then the lowlife criminal element won't be able to afford to live here & the good citizens will be able to take a walk after dark, in safety.
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      by They are paying anyways on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:02 AM in reply to George
      George, horrible idea. The ones doing the crime are not paying taxes and they are getting handouts from those that do. Basically punish the good people while slapping them in the face at the same time.
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      by Reality on Dec 24, 2011 at 06:20 AM in reply to George
      The problem with that plan is that the people causing the problems don't pay taxes.
  • by Larranaga Location: greenville on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:51 AM
    Good to see them reach out to other departments. If shows they are taking an active role in addressing the problems Greenville has.
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