Peoria Police conclude ‘Walk and Talk’ campaign, spring dates and locations to be announced

Walk and talk
Walk and talk(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 4:22 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - Peoria Police’s first neighborhood Walk and talk campaign is over -- and the department said it was a success.

Peoria Police officers were able to walk in several local neighborhoods on the city’s southside -- knocking on doors and talking to citizens face-to-face about issues.

A department release said 13 neighborhoods were visited from September 30 to November 18.

The program returns next spring in a different location. However, officers will revisit an area already covered should a rise in crime happen.

“Police will continue to knock on doors to let our citizens know we’re here for you,” says Eric Echevarria, Peoria’s Chief of Police. “These walk and talks will continue to build a positive relationship between the citizens of Peoria and the Police Department,” says Echevarria.

During the neighborhood walk and talks, officers will again be passing out flyers listing many resources available to citizens should they need help with food, shelter, childcare, employment, and crime.

Peoria Police will release the dates and locations regarding the next ‘Walk and Talk ‘campaign at a later time.

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