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Metro Precinct employs dual tactics in downtown Savannah

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Operation SEE: Cpl. Reginal Owens and Lt. Katrina Hughes walk neighborhood tom meet residents. (Source: SCMPD) Operation SEE: Cpl. Reginal Owens and Lt. Katrina Hughes walk neighborhood tom meet residents. (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Downtown Savannah precinct officers are using a two pronged approach in an effort to kick the new year off with fewer crimes. 

The two facets are called "Total Focus," which protects people by having more officers on the streets. The second facet is called Operation SEE, which stands for saturate, educate, and enforce, and the goal is to build relationships with the people in the community. 

"Most of the residents of these neighborhoods are honest, hard working people who find themselves weary of criminals around them," says Downtown Precinct Commander Mike Wilkins in a news release. "We need their help in curtailing crime in these areas and they need to see us in situations other than crime scenes to feel comfortable enough to share information with us." 

There has been an almost annual decline in crime in the areas where these initiatives took place and they want to keep that trend going.

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