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.