NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson says that extra patrols and more interaction from police is helping keep a government housing project safe.
The increased police activity is the result of two violent attacks against police officers in the Cayce Homes in just two days.
Chief Anderson went walking with Deputy Chief Brian Johnson in the area Wednesday evening to meet residents.
Anderson even shot some hoops with a group of kids in the neighborhood.
“We’ve put some extra police presence over there,” he explained. “And when we take measures like that, we want to see what the result is.”
Kim Lewis’ son played basketball with Chief Anderson Wednesday.
She’s glad to see more police in the area.
“I think it’s cool that they come out here and mingle with the children instead of having the children be afraid of them,” said Lewis.
Metro police have also added cameras in the neighborhood to deter crime.