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Godbee, officials to discuss 'Broken Windows' crime-fighting program

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Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee

DETROIT (AP) -- Chief Ralph Godbee and other police officials will discuss the results of a "Broken Windows" pilot program aimed at reducing crime in a northwest Detroit neighborhood.

The community safety meeting begins Thursday evening at the North Rosedale Park Community House.

The long-range strategy developed with the New York-based Manhattan Institute for Policy Research includes efforts to maintain order, reduce fear, cut crime and improve the quality of life of residents.

"Broken Windows" is a decades-old method of community policing.

The Manhattan Institute's George Kelling has been working with Detroit police on the crime prevention approach. Kelling is one of the authors of a 1982 magazine article spouting the benefits of saving neighborhoods by putting more officers on foot patrols and focusing on issues that might appear insignificant.

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