Amherst Police explore ways to curb partying through ‘environmental changes’ to property

From the Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription required)

AMHERST — Amherst Police, meet landscape architecture.

Police in recent months have turned to the concepts of environmental design — installing or removing fences and vegetation, enhancing lighting and improving security — in hopes of cutting down on partying hotspots in town.

“This is about how to reduce crime through subtle or significant changes to the environment,” said William Laramee, the Amherst Police neighborhood liaison officer.

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