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Private Security Summit to discuss crime fighting

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EUREKA - Eureka Police and private security attended a Private Security Summit Tuesday night to talk about effective crime fighting solutions.

Nearly 70 members of private security plus police officers and public figures were in attendance at the Wharfinger for the discussion. The goal of the summit is to build better relations between security and police to protect our community.

One topic of conversation for the evening is petty theft. It’s an ongoing issue in Eureka that police believe can be greatly reduced by this communication.

“This is a conference with police and private security to be able to learn from each other and work with one another to maximize the amount of forces we have out there. So in any given night, EPD may have three or four people out working but security may have double that number. So it just makes since if we can work with one another and communicate a little bit better,” Chief Andy Mills said.