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LPD receives $75,000 grant for new crime-fighting initiative

The Lawton Police Department was awarded a $75,000 grant which will help fund officers working overtime in a new crime-fighting initiative. 

Under the initiative, police will team up with other departments within the city, including code enforcement and neighborhood services.

During the collaboration, police will amp up patrol with both uniformed and undercover officers.
The other departments will focus on ridding the city of abandoned homes, cars, and other dilapidated structures where police say would-be criminals participate in illegal activity.

Chief James Smith says the results of their efforts will benefit the city. 

"They can get out on their porch in the summertime, sit on the porch, go to the park, let the kids play in the yard and live free of crime," said Smith. 

The program will start in Zone 1, which consists of one square mile adjacent to Cache Road between Ft. Sill Blvd and Sheridan Road.  Police say in recent years, this area has had its share of violent and non-violent crimes. 

The city-wide crime fighting initiative is all in an effort to improve public safety and overall quality of life for those living in Lawton. 

 

 

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