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8:21 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Safe Streets Program In Salisbury Gets Grant for Fifth Year

Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan
Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan
Credit salisburypd.gov

For the fifth year Salisbury’s Safe Streets Coalition is getting a state grant.

This time it’s for $260-thousand.

It’s part of $1.5 million in funding for the city’s police department during the past four and a half years.

Police Chief Barbara Duncan said she believes it is an investment that has paid off.

She noted that there has been a 50 percent reduction in violent crime since 2009.

Meanwhile, robberies have dropped by 49 percent while burglaries have declined by 62 percent.