Members of a local crime task force want input from the community on violence in Topeka.
The group started meeting in late January, soon after Bill Cochran took over at the permanent police chief for Topeka.
The Topeka Center for Peace and Justice formed the group following a recent spike in violent crimes in the Capital City.
They meet twice a month and are working on a survey targeting concerns from those living in the community.
“I think what prompted this gathering was the chief of police visited with us about collaborating with the Topeka Police Department to find solutions or at least take baby steps in finding ways to curtail it,” said Jim McCullough with the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice.
When the survey questions are finalized, they will be sent out with electric bills.
The group plans to meet again in two weeks.