City Council Partnerships Help Keep Neighborhoods Safe
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
“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 http://www.communitycrimepatrol.org/employment.
"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."
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.