So is the extra help curbing crime, Shreveport police officers say now they have more time on their hands to deal with community policing issues. If residents call about a problem or concern in their neighborhood police can respond and try to solve the problem. On Wednesday officers picked up a dog on Springhill Street. The animal was under what police call inhumane conditions. But officers aren't only dealing with community policing issues. They say since they have more resources they've also seen an increase in the number of calls residents make to them reporting a crime. Police say if they know about the illegal activity it's easier for them to keep the city safe.