HAYWARD -- Police will discuss a new crime-fighting technique at a community meeting Thursday at Southland Mall.

Trends and Tactics increases the number of officers in neighborhoods where burglaries and robberies have occurred most frequently in a four-week period.

Lt. Dave Lundgren will discuss the data-driven program at 7 p.m. at the Southland Mall Community Room, downstairs near the food court.

For more information, contact Gale Bleth at 510-293-7151 or gale.bleth@hayward-ca.gov.