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Chief Welter Shares New Year’s Resolutions With OC Metro

OC Metro magazine asked five business leaders, including Anaheim Police Chief John Welter, to share their professional goals for 2010.

Chief Welter

The feature, headlined “New Year’s Resolutions That Really Matter,” was published in the magazine’s December edition.

Welter offered three resolutions.

“1) Help community members partner in solving neighborhood problems: Many problems police respond to cannot be solved by the police. Problems are frequently environmental or location issues. Problem-Oriented Policing involves analyzing problems and developing responses that address why crime occurs, not just who did it. Residents and business owners need to remove the opportunities for crime to occur.

“2) Keep Anaheim police productive and effective: Reduced budgets mean fewer police officers. We have the responsibility to keep millions of residents and visitors safe. The financial success of Anaheim depends on safety, whether one lives, works or just visits our beautiful city.

“3) Provide effective, healthy choices for youth: We have been successful with our Cops 4 Kids program (C4K) and our Gang Reduction and Intervention Project (GRIP). Both focus on young people before they join a gang or engage in other destructive behaviors.”

To read the resolutions of the other business leaders, click here.

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