Tulsa City Council to hear safety groups recommendations

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Updated: 2/28/2013 8:14 am Published: 2/05/2013 11:14 am

The Public Safety Intelligence Working Group will give recommendations to the Tulsa City Council on Thursday for making dangerous areas of the city safer.

The public safety group assembled after the shooting deaths of four women in a crime-plagued Tulsa neighborhood in January at the Fairmont Terrace Apartments at 61st and Peoria.

The the following recommendations will be presented by Coucilor G.T. Bynum.

  • The City of Tulsa should invest in a new records management system which will allow intelligence to be processed proactively and shared with area law enforcement agencies.
  • The City of Tulsa should issue a request for proposals to market the CrimeStoppers hotline to both citizens that would use it but aren't aware of it and citizens who are aware of it but don't trust the anonymity of the system.
  • The City of Tulsa should be prepared, in collaboration with private donors, to fund the marketing plan resulting from the above RFP on an ongoing basis.
  • The City of Tulsa should conduct, through the Management Review Office, a cost-benefit analysis of bringing the CrimeStoppers call center "in-house" at the Crime Prevention Network (i.e. no longer outsourced to an out-of-state firm).
  • The City of Tulsa should place CrimeStoppers literature in an upcoming utilities billing and add CrimeStoppers banner link to City website.
  • The City of Tulsa should provide CrimeStoppers "business cards" to all Tulsa Police Department patrol officers,
  • The City of Tulsa should continue to work with the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office in exploring options for a localized witness protection
The Public Safety Intelligence Working Group consists of community leaders, police and politicians. They have met four times since police discovered 23-year-old twin sisters Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson dead Jan. 7 at an apartment complex.

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KTorrent - 2/28/2013 9:25 AM
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Roscoe Turner just came out for Bill Christiansen for Tulsa Mayor and with that, there are stories emerging of Dewey Bartlett and Kathy Taylor bullying city councilors, isolating them (city councilors are on the 4th floor of city hall) away from the mayor's office (top floor of city hall), the mayors shutting them out, t Bartlett and Taylor screaming at councilors. I have been up there many times on gang issues and have never been able to get feedback from the mayor's office. The councilors I talk to are trying to make things work but are in many ways cut off from city government. So why do we think these proposals from this safety group will be taken into account by Bartlett or if elected, Taylor?

Mayor Maynot - 2/7/2013 6:56 AM
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Witness protection program? Thats code for relocate them to Idaho!!! I'm not freakin looking for a cash pay to be a decent citizen. Cut the red tape dial 911

mustangdriver - 2/6/2013 3:43 PM
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Sounds like they are investing all efforts into Crimestoppers and the marketing of it. I didn't realize the call center was outsourced, says out-of-state, but probably located in India or somewhere similar. :) That would be a good start, but you can't market something that is not a highly sought after commodity, I would like to see the statistics 2 years after this "marketing genius" plan is implemented. I doubt the number of criminals caught, due to information generated by crimestoppers, increases much. Why can't they just say that they don't know how to fix the problem? The news stations promote crimestoppers more then they will ever promote it anyways. Maybe TPD should donate money to Fox23 for promoting their "outsourced" functions.

aleman - 2/5/2013 5:50 PM
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So much posturing for the sake of the media...two weeks and status quo again...fear not coward gangbangers and wannabees they ain't gonna do nothin' but talk,y'all still runnin' the city
CRIME STOPPERS is a citizen-supported program that allows people to report criminal activities anonymously.

The Crime Stoppers Coordinator and the Crime Commission Board of Directors determines the amount of awards and ensures payment to those who provide information, and are responsible for raising money to continue their respective programs
To report a crime call 596-COPS or text a tip by following these directions:
  1. Send text to “Crimes” or “274637
  2. Begin your message with “TIP918
  3. Type your tip and hit send
  4. When the text is received, the sender will receive a PIN number within 10 seconds confirming receipt of the information
  5. The tipster will be instructed to call 911 if an emergency or crime in progress is being reported
Visit the Crime Stoppers web site.
See Also: Webtips
OK Crime Prevention Network

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