Editor’s note: Being proactive is always better than reactive. Especially in law enforcement. A certain borough in Western Montgomery County springs to mind for always taking a reactive approach to crime. Maybe a field trip to State College is in order. Apparently, they got the memo up there.
STATE COLLEGE, PA — The crime numbers over the weekend of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts show a dip in some areas but an increase in others.
State College police Lt. Chris Fishel compared the activity to a football weekend as he unveiled the numbers to members of the media Monday.
“This is actually a good thing,” he said. Fishel said it could point to more proactive involvement of officers making self-initiated stops rather than constantly responding to dispatched calls.
The total number of police calls in 2014 came in at 235, up from 171 in 2013.