LET: As crime explodes in Baltimore, Democrats roll out new plan for cops: less responding to crime, more being friendly.
BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore Police Department is looking to transition away from a response-centric department. Mayor Brandon Scott and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison have released a plan that would take policing in the city back to the turn of the 20th century.
The intent is to allow officers to walk their patrol and engage with neighborhood residents and community members. The program is called S.M.A.R.T. and stands for Strategic Management & Alternative Response Tactics. more