Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Workshop To Take On Graffiti.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

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South Valley and West Side neighborhoods plagued by graffiti, gangs or both can get help and information at a workshop tonight.

"The police department and sheriff's department are both telling us that the West Side and the South Valley are seeing an increase in graffiti, that it's getting out of hand," said Patricia Torn of the Office of Community and Neighborhood Coordination.

The workshop will be held by members of COP-NET, the acronym for Community Oriented Policing Neighborhood Education Team. COP-NET is an effort that works with neighborhood groups to solve or reduce local problems.

Experts at the workshop will include city and county employees who can tell residents how to prevent graffiti or remove it when it occurs. …

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