July 1st marks the half year mark for the year of 2019. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced in a press release yesterday morning that there have been no reported homicides in the county within the first half of 2019. This statistic is a drastic improvement from the previous year of 2018 where Chester County averaged about 1 homicide per month. Bill Mossman, president of the Chester County Police Chiefs Association states in the press release “Chester County law enforcement has embraced the concept of community policing. We try very hard to get to know the people we serve and develop good relationships. It is those relationships and the willingness of our citizens to interact with us, and partner with us, in our crime fighting efforts that sets Chester County apart from other regions that struggle with crime prevention”. With the help of its effective police staff and medical support, Chester County is deemed one of the safest counties in southeastern Pennsylvania.