AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - Safety plans are in the making to straighten up Paces Run, an apartment complex known for a lot of violence in the city of Aiken. In October the apartment management was given an ultimatum either help stop the crime or shut down. They are now putting forth effort to help.
Pace's Run management and public safety are brainstorming on safety plans, discussing mutual expectations, and making it clear that safety is a shared responsibility. One big talk to be implemented is the use of car decals to identify who residents are and who does not be long.
"And then as we progress whether it is security cameras or better lightening. Anything to make the community feel more safe is going to benefit us to where the individuals who want to commit a crime there realize they can't because they have a greater chance at being caught.", explains Detective Jeremy Hembree with Aiken Department of Public Safety.