Public Safety

Police Response Times

Jones said it is a challenge getting police to respond to minor crimes in his neighborhood. In one instance, he can recall calling 911 for a property crime, but an officer never showed up.

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Neighborhood Watch Involvement

Tina Bean, a member of her neighborhood association, is concerned the newest generation of homeowners aren’t getting involved with neighborhood watches or associations. Neighborhood safety will suffer without active participation, Bean said.

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Mistrust of Police

Daran Steele, a pastor at New Union Baptist Church has lived in Oklahoma City all his life. He said his neighborhood used to be a better place to raise a family. He also remembers not being in constant fear of being harassed by police.

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