Crime Rate Down In Cooleemee

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 19, 2012

COOLEEMEE – Crime is down here, and Police Chief Bobby West says that residents are helping his officers make the town a better place.
He reported that in 2011, crime was down 14 percent from the previous year. For the past three years, the crime rate decreased some 35 percent.
“These percentages are the benefits of better patrol and thorough investigations from police along with excellent relationships with the citizens,” West said. “Open communications and being vigilant of our neighbors have helped create the safe environment of our small town.”
West said that the town’s website,, highlights the “peaceful lifestyle.”
“Every new year brings challenges and unknowns,” he said. “Together, we can make a difference …