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Friday, August 14, 2015
New Joplin Police task force to target career criminals
A new Joplin Police Department task force will try a different approach to preventing crime. Instead of just investigating the crimes after they occur, the task force will target the career criminals who are committing many of those crimes.
Lt. Matt Stewart explained the task force to the city's Financial Oversight Committee, which is responsible for making sure the city's targeted sales tax revenue is spent property. The group will concentrate on 15 to 20 people, Stewart said, with the idea being to put them away for a long time.