JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson moderated the Rebuilding the Partitions of Security Crime Summit on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds on Wednesday.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, Division of Public Security Commissioner Sean Tindell and Jackson Police Chief James Davis attended the summit together with different group leaders.
The occasion centered on unity between the group and legislation enforcement in an effort to seek out options to Jackson’s crime disaster.
“I communicate for the council after I say that public security is our primary precedence at metropolis council, and we’ve acquired a lot of priorities we’re engaged on inside that to attempt to handle that and attempt to present deterrents to maintain these youngsters off the streets and doing constructive issues with their lives,” stated Metropolis Councilman Ashby Foote, Ward 1. “And we’re going to work actually laborious on that within the 12 months forward.”
Audio system emphasised that whereas responding to crime is a precedence, deterring crime and stopping it earlier than it begins is simply as necessary.
The mayor hopes town can put money into its youth to assist deter crime.
“I would love us to take a position additionally, not within the various of, however as well as on the deterrent facet, to make sure that we assault the basis causes, to make sure that we perceive that each younger individual goes to be organized by any individual; both a optimistic pressure or a unfavorable pressure,” stated Lumumba. “And now we have to be intentional on being the affect of their lives.”