Monday, October 1, 2018




State agency praises decline in Newburgh shootings

NEWBURGH – The head of the state Division of Criminal Justice Services said there has been an “incredible decline” in the number of shooting incidents in the City of Newburgh this year.

Mark Green, the executive director of the DCJS, who runs the division, is very impressed with the progress the city has been making in recent times.

“I think the district attorney’s office, police department and community partners are working together on a number of different efforts,” Green told Mid-Hudson News.

The Shot Spotter program has also been instrumental in identifying locations of gunfire in real time, assisting Newburgh City Police in solving crimes.

Green said so far this year, there were only about three reports of shootings as compared to some 40 each year in the last five years.


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