There’s a focus on how to keep the city of Hartford safe this summer.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office will work with the police department to bring back ‘Project Safe Neighborhoods’ initiative.
Two centers will open up starting June 21st to offer activities. There will also be increased police presence in some areas.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin emphasizes the problems with guns.
“Also encourage everyone to safely store those firearms because those firearms from lax jurisdictions and those firearms that are not safely stored, they end up in communities like ours. When those guns are widely available, it contributes to the gun violence that we see,” said Bronin,
Bronin says some of the violence we are seeing is connected to the opioid epidemic.
More resources will be sent with new partnerships with state and federal law enforcement agencies.