Kenosha Mayor Talks Police, Crime, & Mental Health

By Pete Serzant, WLIP News

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–Kenosha is adding police officers in order to fight crime and keep public safety.

Last year Kenosha voters approved a referendum that raises property taxes to pay for 10 new police officers as well as six new first responders.

But Kenosha Mayor John Antaraminan told WLIP’s Happenings Q and A that hiring more officers is only one piece of the puzzle.

The mayor says many programs can help prevent-most especially young people-from turning to crime. But Antaramian says that there is one overarching issue that may be beyond what the city can control-and that’s mental health.

The committee highlighted different programs offered by Kenosha County that perhaps aren’t as well known to those who need them.

Listen to the full interview here: