|WCSI Local News|
Mayor Kristen Brown will join the Columbus Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) unit on foot patrol of two near-downtown Columbus neighborhoods on Saturday afternoon to meet and discuss concerns with neighborhood residents.
Mayor Brown and Sgt. Troy Love will be walking through the neighborhoods near Ninth Street Park and around the 11th and Washington Street area from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Mayor Brown encourages residents to stop and talk with her and Sgt. Love during their time in the neighborhoods.
The mayor walked both neighborhoods two weeks ago and heard concerns from a number of residents regarding suspicious and illegal activity. She decided to have a member of the COPPS unit join her for another foot patrol to hear residents’ concerns.
The COPPS unit began operating this summer to work directly with residents on addressing criminal activity in their neighborhoods. The Ninth Street Park and 11th and Washington Street neighborhoods were selected for the mayor’s foot patrols because the highest number of complaints about suspicious and illegal activity comes from those neighborhoods.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:52:52 PM
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