During the past several months, city of Sunnyside officials have been putting a lot of work into the problem of trying to resolve on-going public safety issues related to gangs. Data is being collected, the block watch community is providing information and law enforcement is visible in the community and quickly responding to reported problems.
Our community is now starting to see the results of these efforts; less gang activity. This is only because of the teamwork and problem-solving methods being used to address the problem.
As community members, let's continue to do our part to reduce criminal activity by reporting suspicious activities to our law enforcement team, talking to our neighbors and participating in block watch activities.
I would like to say thanks to our Mayor, Deputy Mayor, City Council, City Manager, Police Chief and many other city employees for their support of several ongoing public safety initiatives. Without their leadership, teamwork, support and insight, we would likely not be seeing a decline in gang activity.
/s/ Ed Prilucik, Sunnyside