They were promised more protection... and that's exactly what they're seeing. The vast majority of people we spoke to say they are seeing more cop cars in their neighborhood and less crime.
They were promised extra patrols and attention after 17 year old Davin Lewis was shot several times in the chest at the Grand River Elementary playground.
Capt. Ray Hall, commander of the LPD North Precinct, says they've extended the area covered by the beat officers... and sent more direct patrols to specific complaints.
They have also cracked down on the playground where the shooting took place and enforced the curfew of six o'clock (although they are considering extending that curfew to nine for the summer).
Capt. Hall says the trick now is to keep up the pressure through the summer months, which typically bring more crime everywhere.