From the Reporter
What’s New?
San Diego has moved away from the policing strategy that helped launch Jerry Sanders’ career and the city to international acclaim in the 1990s. Back then, officers spent more time on crime prevention. Today, the focus is on crime response.
What I Found Most Interesting
While the shift means police officers are less often working alongside residents to solve community problems like graffiti or abandoned cars, crime rates in San Diego have continued to fall.
What’s Happening Now
The mayor’s proposed budget would continue cutting the kinds of services he championed as police chief two decades ago and place more pressure on residents to address chronic issues like graffiti in neighborhoods themselves.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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