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Laurel Police are hoping to keep crime at an all time low

The Laurel Police Department is working to keep crime down in its city.

Laurel Police Chief Tyrone Stewart said during the spring and summer months crime usually goes up. He said officers are beefing up patrols in order to bring more visibility and protection to residents.

He said Laurel has not a homicide in the last 18 months and crime has continually gone down over the last several years. Stewart said his department is fully staffed with 55 officers.

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