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City Beat Gilroy Police Encourage Residents to Prepare, Prevent and Report S trong communities are built on mutual trust and understanding. Strong relationships between our police department, businesses, local organizations and city leadership are critical to maintaining public safety and effective policing. Considering this, the Gilroy Police Department (GPD) has developed a Community Guide for Dealing with Homeless Issues, Theft, and Burglary. We are dedicated to connecting people who are in need of assistance with organizations that can help. We are also dedicated to ensuring the safety GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN of our community and reducing criminal activity. Residents are encouraged to review and implement the provided security tips from the GPD. In addition, the GPD encourages residents to report criminal activity to help law enforcement identify emerging issues, connect related criminal activity, and adjust policing efforts. Remember, if you don’t report it, we have no record of it. Records are vital for providing the basis for future plans and initiatives. We thank you for your partnership, your support and the role you play in keeping our community safe! february/march 2019 41