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City Council Partnerships Help Keep Neighborhoods Safe

Columbus Crime Patrol Expands Routes Serving the South Side

[COLUMBUS-OH] Continuing to act as an additional set of eyes and ears for the Columbus Division of Police, the Community Crime Patrol (CCP) will add new routes to serve South Side of the city.  The updated patrols are set to begin on June 1, 2016.  

The expansion was made possible by Columbus City Council’s commitment to progressive public and private partnerships which resulted in Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the United Way of Central Ohio, the Southside Renaissance and Habitat for Humanity, contributing $72,500 in additional funding to the community-based program.

“I’m grateful for the supportive partnerships,” said Council President Zach Klein.  “The more we can invest in the safety of our neighborhoods, the stronger we’re going to be as a community.”

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is also grateful for the expansion of the Community Crime Patrol on the South Side and the shared neighborhood partnerships that will help continue the area’s revitalization.

“The downtown campus has proudly called this community our home for more than 120 years, and we have a commitment to our neighbors to provide a safe and healthy environment,” said Steve Allen, CEO, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

To help with patrolling on the South Side, CCP is looking to add an additional 10 positions.  Employment opportunities can be found on the program’s website at

"We are delighted that the Community Crime Patrol is expanding its presence on the South Side of Columbus,” said Reverend John Edgar.  “This is another wonderful example of dynamic public/private partnership.  We are combining resources and working together in ways that improve the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in our vibrant community."

About Community Crime Patrol

Community Crime Patrol is a group of highly-trained citizen patrollers working to increase safety in Columbus neighborhoods.  During the past 24 years of operation, patrollers have reported over 55,000 incidents and been an integral part of over 800 arrests.  Over 80 former patrollers are now employed as law enforcement officers throughout the state of Ohio, 50 of that number are Columbus Division of Police officers.