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Residents have questions about Harrisburg's new safety program

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Harrisburg leaders are addressing concerns about the city's new Neighborhood Safety program.

The goal is to put more police in at-risk neighborhoods, like Uptown and Allison Hill, to help deter drug and gun-related crimes.

People living near 19th and Bellevue Streets said they were under the impression the program would be around-the-clock for the next week or so. But Tuesday morning, residents said all police presence was gone.

People there said they just want to know what to expect going forward.

"If they took the barriers down, I am hoping they will have more of a police presence coming through," said neighbor Stephen Evans.

A city official told abc27 the barricades were taken down because there is no time frame for the program and that they would return in the afternoon along with the police patrols, which they did.

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