Macon City Council plans to consider a resolution to put a police substation in the Village Green neighborhood, according to councilman Ed DeFore.
Councilmen DeFore, James Timley and Mike Cranford sponsored the resolution, which may be discussed in Public Safety Committee meetings next week.
DeFore says he spoke to Macon Police Chief Mike Burns, and Burns called it a "good idea."
So far the idea is still in the planning stages. DeFore says he'd like to have at least one police officer patrolling the area at all times.
Instead of building a substation, DeFore says they would operate out of a neighborhood home which they would convert.
DeFore says the people of Village Green need help to force crime from their neighborhood.
He says about six years ago the police force arranged to have an officer rent a home in the neighborhood for $1 a year. DeFore says he believes crime improved as a result.