Macon City Council voted Monday to allow Macon Police to set up a "mini-precinct" in the Village Green and Bloomfield neighborhoods.
The South Macon neighborhoods have seen plenty of crime in the past years. According to Police Chief Mike Burns, having extra and proactive police teams patrolling the area will cut down on crime.
The new precinct will be housed in the AmeriaCorps building, and will not affect the police budget. A move Burns says, helps the residents, and his team.
"We'll have more officers going in and out. Not only the zone officers, but the Focus Mission officers. Or any other detail we might have going on. They can go in there, do the reports...meet citizens in the building. We'll make good use of it," Burns says.
Burns said residents in the neighborhood can expect to see the increased patrols beginning some time next week.