Police Chief Mike Burns says it'll take money and more resources to prevent teens from getting involved in crime.
He also asked Macon City Council to expand the current teen curfew to target kids 17 years old and younger.
The Public Safety Committee is looking to create a sub-committee of 9 people. It would include law enforcement officials, city and county leaders, and a few concerned citizens.
Chief Burns has a similar plan. His plan involves the school system and bringing in retired officers who still have certification.
"I suggest that we make curfew staggered instead of straight 12 o'clock Sunday through Thursday. They should be getting ready for bed...ready to be going to school. Friday through Saturday we can expect extend it," says Burns.
Mayor Reichert says,"The Macon Police Department has not lost control of the streets. We are not in a panicked situation where we need to declare Marshall Law and summon in the National Guard."
Police Chief Mike Burns says he recently applied for grants to help educate kids on gun safety. He says his office will focus on prevention and intervention.
In order to hire more uniformed officers Burns says he'll need close to $360,000. Mayor Reichert says he's drafting that proposal to give to city council tomorrow.