In January, Derrick Westfield moved from Deputy Chief of the Southwest Division to the Southeast.
"Some people may see the southeast side of town as a bad part of town,” said
However, Deputy Chief Westfield doesn't see it that way.
“The citizens of the Southeast side are good people and they care about their community just like everyone else,” said
“They are more involved this year for whatever reason, I don't know what that reason might be but whatever is, we are glad they decided to get more involved,” said Westfield.
“A combination of all three of those things, us working together with the community, the new gang and violent crimes unit and the prosecutor’s office, I think that's all a big factor on why the crime rate has decreased,” said