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Arcata Police to crack down on graffiti in city

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ARCATA- The Arcata Police Department will continue their focus on preventing graffiti within city limits. City Council directed staff to continue with their plan of action at Monday's Goal Setting Session.

The department has put in place a response plan that increases enforcement on the issue, cleans up graffiti when it occurs and educates the community on ways to prevent it. The council has made this a focus of the department for the past four years.

Chief Tom Chapman said it is something the department deals with on a daily basis. One officer's job is to focus on the problem. Chapman said the amount of graffiti has reduced in response to their enforcement.