KGMI News Reporting
By Crystal King
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Bellingham Police are relying on a more grass roots community policing style to stop crime in neighborhoods.
Its called NACT, the Neighborhood Anti-Crime Team.
Sergeant Jon Gutierrez says by re-establishing closer contacts with community members they can better respond to a variety of neighborhood issues.
Police need direct feedback, as each neighborhood faces its own independent issues.
NACT has four officers assigned to it, specializing in gangs, prostitution, graffiti and direct neighborhood contact.