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Mayor DeLoach speaks on crime at Rotary Club meeting

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Crime in the city and the staggering number of homicides took over most of Mayor Eddie Deloach's speech Tuesday at the Savannah Metro Rotary Club meeting.

The mayor talked heavily about reducing crime with this group on how he fully supports the police chief’s vision to get these criminals off the streets.

Mayor DeLoach says the city has to get over this old issue of crime. The police force is now fully staffed and in training, but by June he says they will be out of the streets and patrolling in areas that have been overlooked and untouched because of the lack of officers before and hopefully we’ll see a decrease in violence this summer.

He adds the End Gun Violence initiative is working, though they've got a long way to go.

"Just give us time, we will do our best to make sure we make it where you can feel Safe in Savannah and you will not be worried about where you are or what you're doing at any particular time,” said Mayor DeLoach.

They're working on getting and installing 200 cameras in high crime areas. This is just another way to combat the crime. 

The mayor adds it’s important to end this cycle, and it begins with the children.

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