Police working overtime to patrol Longview homeless camp to cut down on crime, drugs

To cut down on the crime and drug use, Longview police has been working overtime to patrol a large camp on Alabama Street three times a day.

LONGVIEW, Wash — Like many other west coast cities, the city of Longview has been working to find a solution to their homeless crisis for years. 

The city allowed homeless people to camp on a piece of land as an emergency response to the crisis, but they had to leave by March 2020. The pandemic pushed that back and now nearly three years later more than 100 people have been living in a camp on Alabama Street.

In August,

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