Huntington Crime

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1735 7th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701

April 7, 2015

Mr. Joseph Ceccarelli
Chief of Police
Huntington Police Department
675 10th street Huntington, WV 25701

Dear Mr. Ciccarelli:

This letter is to address certain issues in the Huntington area that are becoming more significant in terms of crime. It is most likely no surprise to you that the number of outside drug dealers in this area has dramatically increased, which in return has resulted in the dramatic increase of crime rates of this area. The issues of murder, driving under the influence charges, the number of abandoned buildings for drug deals to take place and drugs in general are the most prevalent issues of this area we felt necessary to address. In order to re-gain control of these situations and take action we have included multiple suggestions that will be included in the remainder of this letter.

To reduce the number of crimes related to drugs in the Huntington area, we suggest that adding more security cameras to the streets would be beneficial. By implementing this intervention, it would additionally be necessary for more officers to be hired to tentatively watch the surveillance and patrol the area as well. Furthermore, the number of areas for potential drug deals need to be eliminated by tearing down old abandoned buildings where these occurrences could potentially take place.

Other issues, such as driving under the influence additionally needs to be addressed. To cut back on this issue, we feel that implementing a check point at every route to leave town on the weekends would be a significant way to incorporate fear into the citizens to not drink alcohol and drive or to keep themselves and others safe if they make that choice. Lastly, to reduce the number of murders in the Huntington area, we suggest that the death penalty be brought into the justice system. If…...

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