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Marion County Debuts Crime Alerts For Businesses

A woman enters the Ross Dress for Less on Southwest Archer Road on Tuesday. (Cresonia Hsieh/WUFT)

The Marion County Sheriff's Office introduced a new crime-alert system, "Business Sheriff Alert for Emergencies" that sends free text messages and emails to businesses similar to ones that have been victims of crime before. These messages include incident details, suspect profiles and photographs that can help with crime prevention.

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Local Police Work to Strengthen Community Ties

[From left to right] Assistant Chief Gerald Butler, Sgt. Tim Ball, Chief Tony Jones and Captain Stephen Maynard speak on how they interact with civilians on a daily basis. The event, which was titled “Right vs. Right,” took place Nov. 14 at the Gainesville Police Department and gave citizens a chance to ask questions and hear from law enforcement officials.

Police interaction with the community is a concern that extends past big cities. When the Rev. Milford Lewis Griner attended the “Right vs. Right” event Nov. 14, he learned useful information from law enforcement and community members that he could then share with his congregation and community. “(Open dialogue) can foster more trust …

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