Next Neighborhood Initiative Begins

Washington Drive is the next neighborhood where the focused deterrence strategy will be employed.  High Point police and High Point Community Against Violence members have been meeting with residents of the area to explain the strategy, answer questions, address concerns and enlist community support and participation.  We look forward to seeing this neighborhood become safer for the individuals and families who live there.

Off the Streets

Last spring, High Point Community Against Violence, Inc., High Point Parks and Recreation and several other community partners sponsored our first Off the Streets event for High Point youth.  It was held the first Saturday of spring break for Guilford County School students.  The purpose was to offer an opportunity for fun and fellowship while delivering a message that crime would not be tolerated during this time off from school.  We created this event because our local statistics showed that crime rates went up when school was out.

We will hold another Off the Streets this year, so stay tuned for more information about it!

2009 an Improvement

High Point closed out 2009 with three homicides.  That is a far cry from where our city was in 1997, but it is not where we want to be!  Let’s take this positive news and use it to re-energize our efforts, as individuals and as members of a shared community, to work even harder to reduce violence in our city.

We invite you to talk with our police department or our organization about what you can do to make and keep High Point a safe place to live, have a family and work. [Read more…]