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Las Vegas police hand out turkeys to families in need

Posted at 8:31 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 23:42:28-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are making sure families in the community have enough to eat this Thanksgiving.

On Monday, officers handed out turkeys to about 2,000 families.

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The department's Office of Community Engagement also gathered clothes and food, as well as directed families to programs that will help them in their time of need.

"The more that we engage the community, the better chance that we have to build trust, to build bridges within this community that we fight with this violent crime," said Sergeant Jason Santos.

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Officials say the community programs have already led to a big reduction in crime.

Police say there was a 75% decrease in crime after placing a baseball league in the Bolden Area Command.