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Green Bay police chief talks crime, internal investigations, recruitment and more

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Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith appears on CW 14 Focus with Robert Hornacek. (WCWF)

(WCWF) -- This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith.

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Smith arrived in Green Bay in 2016 after spending 27 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. On the show, he will talk about his department's efforts to fight crime in Green Bay.

He will also talk about some of the issues he's handled as chief, including some internal investigations and challenges with recruitment.

Smith shares his philosophy of policing with Robert and says he wants to work closely with the community to keep the city safe.

"You can't police a community," Smith said. "Policing is not something you do to a community, it's something you do with a community. If you don't work to get that community support, that community participation, that community partnership, then, try as hard as you like, you're never going to be successful in policing and you're never going to have that support in the community. And the crime numbers are going to show it."

CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 Focus airs Sundays at 10 a.m.

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