New policing strategy has Concord seeing historic low crime rates

Concord sees historic low crime rates due to new policing strategy, officials say

CONCORD, N.C. — Crime numbers have been at a historic low in Concord, the 11th largest city in the state, according to police.

Channel 9’s Susanna Black spoke with police, who said they credit the low numbers to a new strategy implemented by Chief Gary Gacek.

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“Concord, to me, seems to do community policing, and I think the simple fact that people know the officers is a big plus,” said Concord resident Rodney Sharp.

>>> Watch the video above to learn more about the changes Concord’s police have been making to help reduce crime rates.