The Green Bay Police Department held their monthly meeting, but with a change of scenery.
The Boys and Girls Club was the backdrop of a discussion on how the community can become better if local parents team up with law enforcement.
Tonight’s meeting was called “Family Night” and Chief Andrew Smith says it’s going to take families to help prevent the uptick of minor crimes they’ve seen in the last few months.
Many community parents said that youth oftentimes don’t have much to do to occupy their time so they turn to petty crime.
Chief Smith says they’ve seen more young people stealing bikes and breaking into cars and garages.
He says tonight was the perfect opportunity to hear the concerns of youth and their parents.
One parent believes incomplete families can sometimes lead kids to make bad decisions.
“A lot of homes grew up without a father and it affects a household because the child needs their father just as well as they need their mother.”
Chief Smith said if you know your child is wandering the streets late at night give them a call.
They’ll be happy to bring your child home and it doesn’t mean they’re in trouble.