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Social worker assists APD in downtown crime-fighting effort

Joy Wang
July 09, 2019 10:12 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A social worker is working with police to help deter crime in downtown Albuquerque.

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Xochitl Campos Biggs often joins police on patrol as they meet with business owners and people in the area.

“I bring, sort of, a sense of understanding when it comes to what comes after a crime occurs,” Campos Biggs said. “And they bring all that wealth and knowledge on how to prevent it— how to intervene, so I really do, I think that we make a great team.”

The Albuquerque Police Department believes their efforts are already leading to results.

Non-deadly shootings are down 30%.

“We have to acknowledge that those incidents can be scary, that they can cause a lot of fear, a lot of alarm, and we just want our community to know that we care about them, and we're here to support them,” Campos Biggs said.

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