NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARk. (KTHV) -- The North Little Rock Police Department currently has 192 police officers and 36 civilians providing police services for 62,000 citizens.
For this to be effective, the community and the police department must work together to reduce crime. In 2012 the North Little Rock Police Department saw a drop in crime as compared to 2011. Violent crime decreased overall by 11.39 percent. Homicides decreased by 10 percent, along with a 7.5 percent decrease in Robberies.
Aggravated Assaults decreased by 12.6 percent. Overall crime in North Little Rock decreased 2.5 percent.
While total crime has decreased the North Little Rock Police Department had an increase in Breaking or Entering to vehicles and Residential Burglaries to buildings.
Together we can make a difference. The North Little Rock Police Department would like to remind citizens:
• To report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.
• To not only lock vehicles but to remove all valuables. Over 90 percent of thefts from vehicles are a result of doors being left unlocked.
• To record serial numbers on all valuables within their home; including firearms, electronics, and other valuables.
If you have questions or need more information please contact Sgt. Brian Dedrick at the listed Public Information number.
(Source: North Little Rock Police Dept.)