NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) - Members of the New Iberia Police Department met with residents of District five to discuss safety in the city.
District 5 Councilwoman Sherry Guidry says this is such an important event for residents to get to know the new police department.
She says it's important for the community to connect with the new officers that will be patrolling their neighborhoods.
"A lot of times I believe that community policing is the number one agent in solving crimes. It's important that the residents come together with the law-enforcement and connect together to foster a type of relationship so that when it's time to report crimes they are going to know the residence by name, by house or by affiliation," Guidry explains.
District 5 is no stranger to crime, and the Councilwoman says they are trying to do everything they can to bring the community together to end crime.