Bibb deputies kick off efforts to make Unionville community safer for residents

    Perry Smith (WGXA)

    MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County deputies worked to bridge the gap between law enforcement and Macon's Unionville community on Monday.

    Bibb officials said the Unionville neighborhood has been prone to crime, graffiti and blight.

    Sheriff David Davis said since 2014, the community has seen Bibb County's highest number of homicides. On Monday, he and other community leaders talked about their plan to make the neighborhood safer for residents.

    "Today we have been out here clearing this property, clearing this underbrush so that people who live here have some clear lines of sight," Davis said. "On Saturday night our gang unit, our drug unit did a raid over here and arrested some people, made some charges, seized some alcohol and some other things that goes to show you the issues that we are having."

    Davis said a neighborhood cleanup will be held Saturday, February 9.

    Anyone interested in the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch Program can contact Judy Gordon at 478-751-2797.

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