crime_march_web.jpgLiberty City community leaders want to create a “Zero Tolerance Zone” where concerned residents will help fight crime and they plan to go door-to-door to make it happen.

The Liberty City Trust and a number of partners will kick off the effort at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, starting from  Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 5946 NW 12th Ave.

The campaign comes in response to recent robberies and shootings in the community.

Participants will also conduct surveys of households to determine individual needs and concerns related to the problem of crime.

Volunteers plan to fan out in the area of Northwest 54th and 62nd streets and Northwest 12th to 15th avenues, going door-to-door to encourage residents to take a proactive approach to community safety.

They’ll be armed with flyers and other material explaining how to contact Miami police, the Neighborhood Enhancement Team, Miami-Dade County’s 311 information service and Crimestoppers, as well as “Hotspot” postcards that make it possible to report crime anonymously.

Sponsors also include the Miami police department, Jordan Grove, Holy Redeemers Citizens’ Crime Watch and People United  to Lead the Struggle for Equality (PULSE).

Jessica De Leon may be reached at jdele002@fiu.edu.