The Longview Police Department has received the final crime stat numbers verified through DPS. Looking at the overall numbers crime in Longview has decreased 3.08% from 2015. While crimes against persons did increase, property crimes decreased 5.45%. We feel this was in part due to our citizens being more vigilant about keeping their property secure and citizens taking an active role in their neighborhoods.
Police Chief Mike Bishop encourages citizens to be proactive in reporting criminal activity. When citizens work closely with the police department it sends a clear message that criminal activity will not be tolerated in our community.