MEDFORD, Ore. — Dozens of police officers and city officials hit the pavement for Operation Community Awareness Rejuvenation Effort or also known as Operation C.A.R.E.
On Tuesday night, city officials went door to door in central Medford focusing on Almond, Tripp and Cottage streets. They filled out a survey with residents and asked questions ranging from city services to safety issues. City officials have been able to reduce crime and help improve the neighborhoods throughout the years.
“Problems with nearby houses that are in foreclosure, or residents that aren’t taking proper care of the property. We’ve had drug houses or gang activity that we didn’t know about till we asked the questions,” said Medford Police Lieutenant Mike Budreau.
Operation C.A.R.E is in its 7th year. City officials say their goal is to reach every neighborhood in the city.