CHESTER, Pa. - The city of Chester has not been immune to the gun violence problem plaguing Philadelphia, and officials are taking steps to curb the carnage before summer."We should be up to 100 plus officers in this city.
We are not there. We’re not there," stated Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland.Beginning Thursday, at 4 p.m., Pennsylvania State Troopers will team up with Chester Police officers to patrol and walk the beats in some of the areas where cops are needed most."We’ve been concentrating on those people who are most likely to shoot or be shot," Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer explained.MORE HEADLINES:Stollsteimer says adding state police in a "…focused, deterrent strategy," is one step to making Chester residents not just feel safe, but flourish. "Really be a presence.
We’re just making sure the folks who live in Chester see that law enforcement is there to serve them and if we can disrupt some violent activities along the way, we are happy to do that."Crime in Chester is trending down.