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Joplin Police recognize first certified business with the Crime Free Business Program

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The Joplin Police Department held a ribbon cutting on Monday for their first certified business with the Crime Free Business Program.

The program is a state-of-the-art crime prevention effort designed to reduce crime, and the threat of crime, in and around businesses.

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce will be the first participating business in the program.

JPD is currently working with numerous businesses and hopes to have other certified Crime Free Business's soon.

"It helps us because it reduces calls for service in businesses and it gives our officers more time out on the streets so they can be more proactive about preventing crime as opposed to just being reactive and dealing with crimes as they occur," says Daniel Rogers, an officer with the Joplin Police Department.

Other businesses in the process of becoming crime free are 66 Food Mart, M&M Bistro, Betty's Laundry, and Cell Phone Medics.
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