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The increase in crime is forcing local law enforcement agencies to test their tactics

NOXUBEE DISTRICT, Miss. (WCBI) – The increase in crime is causing local law enforcement agencies to test their tactics. Members of the district attorney’s office met with agencies in Knoxby County to share information and keep the procedures informed.

“Many officers fail to testify often in the process, but when they do, it’s good to have this training on what to expect and how to answer questions,” said Assistant District Attorney Tina Brooks.

Brooks and Deputy District Attorney Mark Amos gave a presentation on how officers and deputies should handle front-end investigations so that their cases are tense when they reach the courtroom. Another key component is trying to get the community involved with law enforcement.

“This is the way we detect crimes and get sentences. “Without community involvement, it is almost impossible to actually convict them, so critical witnesses like this one will actually communicate with our investigators and police,” Amos said.

District investigators said the demolition of future crime statistics begins now and begins at home.

“Make sure you know where your children are at all times, what they do and what company they are around. If you get a young man to check their rooms, we have a lot of weapons in the hands of minors these days, and we don’t know where they come from, “said Knoxby County Investigator Douglas Triplet.

Putting something positive to redirect youth energy and curiosity can go a long way. Noxubee County doesn’t have anything like that yet.

“We want to bring something to the county and we ask all parents to help us. It takes a whole village to raise a child, not just law enforcement, the whole village needs to raise a child, “said Knoxby County Chief Investigator Tina Williams.

It is not just law enforcement and parents who need to monitor children.

“Being around a person who is positive and has positive things that he doesn’t do is negative. The negative will always be negative and the positive will always be positive, so I think community and church play a big role,” Triplet said.

Investigators continue to emphasize the role that the public plays in * detecting * and * preventing * crime. We’ve heard it before, but law enforcement officers from beaten cops to police chiefs always bring home the same message, “If you see something, say something.”