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Spokane Police open precinct in Hillyard

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

 A new police precinct in north Spokane means more police patrolling the Hillyard neighborhood.

The precinct is the 2nd one established in the city. Police say the precincts will help bridge gaps between downtown Spokane and outlying neighborhoods. Some local business owners say they are happy with the increased police presence.

"Yeah, it has calmed down quite a bit," said Jeff Solomon, who owns an antique shop in Hillyard. "With everyone supporting them now, with them being in the neighborhood, they come through here constantly."

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub says the broadened presence is working. Crime in north Spokane is down 11 percent.

"The idea is to get our officers into the communities we serve," Straub said. He also hopes the precincts will bridge gaps in the community. "I think you should be able to walk right down the block or bike down the block and meet with a police captain [or] his or her support team to discuss issues or challenges that are relevant to the community."

Spokane Police are looking at establishing in south Spokane next.

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