Arlene Shivers adds, "We couldn't seem to get anything done. All the talking we did, the canvasing we did."
Two months ago the Old Town Abilene neighborhood noticed a major increase in the crime in their area.
Shivers addressed her concerns at the meeting held in October of last year.
Since then the Abilene Police Department has been patrolling the area and working with neighbors to help fight crime.
"When the police stepped in and worked with us, it just kind of went away," says Shivers.
Shivers says it was almost like the change happened overnight in her neighborhood.
"The crime in our neighborhood has just almost disappeared. We don't have the fast cars driving through, we haven't had cars broken into that I'm aware of," Shivers explains.
Neighbors have notified police officers of concerns, and police officers have made it a priority to help rectifying the problems.
"The police they've just been wonderful. When I'm outside, I normally will see a police car drive by," says Shivers.
She encourages neighbors to continue to work hand in hand with APD so both parties can eventually help wipe the area of criminal activity.
Shivers says, "As just one person you can make such a difference because if nobody's ever told them, they can't just know, you have to let them know what's going on."