Crime cleanup in 70805 zip code passes one-year mark

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Almost one year has passed since Baton Rouge police teamed up with other area law enforcement to fight crime in the 70805 zip code.

BRPD and the Sheriff's Office held a community event at Howell Park on August 3  to show that the teamwork they have formed is also about developing the community; not just eliminating crime.

Newly appointed BRPD Chief Dabadie says working together ultimately makes the area of zip code 70805 a better place.

"We have people out here that are going to help people get their GED education. We got people to help them if they have chemical dependencies; we have groups out here that will help them," said Chief Dabadie, "If they want to find their spiritual side, we've got people out here to help them with that. We have so many organizations; we have work force organizations who will help them get a job."

The chief also stated that more events will be held in the upcoming future.

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