Community meeting

York City Police hold community meeting to fight crime

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – York Police work hard to connect with their community in an effort to help solve crime, and it seems to be paying off.

Dozens of people gathered inside a church in York on Monday night for a police and community forum.

Commissioner Michael Muldrow says he started organizing meetings because he thinks it takes the whole city to fight crime.

“I’m just trying to be transparent, to try to be open and answer any questions that arise,” Muldrow said. “I appreciate the engaging conversation we are having. And I hope they enjoy talking with us and connecting with us as a department. “

It is not just a matter of “talking”. He says the connection to the community helped them solve the recent homicide of a 16-year-old boy.

“It turns the community deep inside you when you lose a 16 year old. But still the level of people who felt ready to contact me, to Detective Baez, to our detectives, to our officers with an overwhelming amount of information and things that could have helped us resolve it so quickly, ”Muldrow said. .

Trish Weedon lost her own son in a shootout in York in 2016. She now runs “The Ones Left Behind,” which is a homicide support group.

She says community meetings like this make a difference.

“That’s what we need and I also think more people should attend, I think it’s a community effort,” Weedon said.

York police believe so too.

“The York City Police Department is here with you and trying to be part of the solution, not the problem,” Muldrow said.

Commissioner Muldrow holds the meetings monthly. The next one is scheduled for the first week of May.