Private patrol program nears end

Private patrol program nears end


>>Ginger: IN MINUTES, A BIG MESS ON A BUSY TOLL ROAD. HOW A CHEMICAL SPILL CAUSED MAJOR DELAYS. BUT FIRST, WHO IS KEEPING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE?>>Lisa: MONTHS AFTER ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTIES LAUNCHED PRIVATE SECURITY PATROLS TO CURB CRIME, NEWS 6 IS ASKING IF THEY’RE GETTING RESULTS.>>Julie: THE NUMBERS ARE IN AS THE PROGRAM NEARS ITS END DATE. TROY CAMPBELL JOINS US LIVE WITH THE BREAKDOWN. YOU JUST SPOKE WITH THE SHERIFF. WHAT DID HE TELL YOU?>>Reporter: I’LL TELL YOU, THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS WE’RE GETTING RESULTS. NOW OFFICIALS SAY SINCE THEY’VE IMPLEMENTED THE PRIVATE SECURITY PATROLS IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS, CRIME RATES ARE SIGNIFICANTLY DOWN. ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND G FIRST SECURITY, THEY TEAMED UP AND THEY’VE BEEN PATROLLING THE HOLDEN HEIGHTS AND AZALEA PARK NEIGHBORHOODS. IN AZALEA PARK COMMERCIAL ROBBERIES ARE DOWN 100% YEAR TO YEAR AND CAR BURGLARIES ARE DOWN 33% FROM THIS TIME LAST YEAR. IN HOLDEN HEIGHTS, COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES ARE DOWN 89%. THE RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES DOWN 11%. THE PATROLS WERE JUST A TEST RUN, SET TO STOP NEXT MONTH. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS SINCE THEY’RE GETTING CRIME RESULTS, THE DEPARTMENT HOPES TO CONTINUE THESE PATROLS.>>WE BELIEVE IT’S A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE OF THE RESULTS. ALSO, WE’VE GOT A SITUATION IN WHICH, YOU KNOW, VIOLENT CRIME IS DOWN, PROPERTY CRIMES ARE DOWN IN BOTH AREAS IN THE HOLDEN HEIGHTS AREA WHERE THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED.>>Reporter: A LITTLE LATER AT 5:30, YOU’LL HEAR FROM A HOMEOWNER WHO SAYS ONE OF THE PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS HELPED KEEP HER SAFE, KNOCKING ON HER DOOR AFTER REPORTS THAT SOMEONE IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD WAS BREAKING INTO GARAGES. IF YOU DON’T LIVE IN ONE OF THESE TWO NEIGHBORHOODS AND SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTY, OUR OWN JUSTIN WARMOTH IS TEACHING US HOW TO GET CRIME RESULTS IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. TAKE A LOOK.>>Reporter: SINCE JANUARY 1ST, NEWS 6 HAS BEEN NOTICING AN UP-TICK, IF YOU WILL, IN ORANGE COUNTY AND ORLANDO. AND IT’S ACTUALLY PROVEN THROUGH SHERIFF JERRY DEMINGS IN ORANGE COUNTY. IT HAS BEEN. WE CREATED A TASK FORCE. WE WANT YOU AT HOME TO TRACK CRIME IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS SO YOU CAN GET RESULTS. WE CREATED AN INTERACTIVE MAP ON CLICKORLANDO.COM, POWERED BY NEWS 6. EVERY SHOOTING WE’VE REPORTED ON IN ORANGE COUNTY AND ORLANDO. LET’S GIVE YOU A BIGGER VIEW OF THIS. SO OBVIOUSLY THIS IS ONLY IN ORANGE COUNTY AND ORLANDO. WE’RE NOT DOING THE OTHER COUNTIES AT THIS POINT. LET’S USE THIS ONE FOR EXAMPLE. THIS SHOOTING HAPPENED IN WINTER PARK. TWO FOUND DEAD IN WINTER PARK HOME. JUST GIVES YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE SHOOTING AND

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