In June of 2016, the Burlington Police Department hosted four "Community Conversations" regarding gun violence in Burlington. Due to an increase in gun violence, the department is seeking the community's collaboration to better understand concerns, improve community safety, evaluate strategies for future action, and share appropriate details regarding the spate of gun crimes in our community.
Conversations with our community
Various members of the police department met with the community over four separate meetings held within the span of a few weeks. At each session, the department presented factual information about the nature and frequency of gun violence in our city. Community members participated in these feedback sessions to share their concerns and suggestions with the department.
In addition to attending one of our "Community Conversations" Sessions, the Burlington Police Department asks residents to say something if they see something. Witnesses are asked to report emergency situations to 9-1-1. Crime tips can be submitted anonymously to the department. by calling Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.
The Police Department has released a public service announcement video to encourage the community to report criminal activity.