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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Broken Arrow ranks 9th on national list of lowest-crime cities

Broken Arrow Police

An analysis done by the news website Business Insider ranks Broken Arrow 9th on a list of cities with the fewest violent crimes in the United States.

The website utilized recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, which compiles data submitted by law enforcement agencies in cities with a population over 100,000 in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

“This is amazing news, and it really validates the City of Broken Arrow’s commitment to public safety,” said Mayor Craig Thurmond. “I commend our public safety personnel, who do a phenomenal job keeping our city safe. Our citizens also need to be recognized for their efforts in promoting a culture of safety in our community.”

Additionally, Police Chief Brandon Berryhill credits the customer service mindset within the Broken Arrow Police Department and partnering with citizens as key factors in developing the trust needed for officers to do their job effectively.

“The Broken Arrow Police Department has made sustained community engagement a priority for all its employees,” said Berryhill.

The department utilizes community programs such as a citizens police academy, gun lock safety, victims advocacy, video messaging and Night Out on Main Street to help connect law enforcement with the public.

View the Business Insider article at

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