Police Summit Plans War on Crime

June 16, 2011 Updated Jun 16, 2011 at 6:49 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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June 16, 2011 Updated Jun 16, 2011 at 6:49 PM EDT

(Orchard Park, N.Y) In an age of tight government budgets, police agencies have to learn to do "more with less," says US Attorney of the Western District, William Hochul.

Thursday morning, the US Attorney's office brought together law enforcers from all 17 counties in the Western District of NY, for a first of its kind Law Enforcement Summit.

"Criminals don't know one region. They don't stay only in one county," adds Hochul.

The summit, held at Ralph Wilson Stadium, gave participants a chance to share information, identify the most problematic offenses, and to discuss repeat offenders and crime trends.