Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Street Crimes Unit

There was a wonderfully detailed article in the Troy Record this morning concerning the Street Crimes Unit we recently introduced to the City.
The creation of the team was in response to an escalation in violence in the North Central area. Through the first 15 days of its existence, the officers made 50 arrests. The numbers are nice to see, but more importantly is the notion that the people in the area know that we are confronting the situation of crime in their neighborhoods head on.
I think the part of the article I enjoyed the most were the comments and confidence coming from our officers concerning the situation in North Central Troy. Working day in and day out with the men and women in the department, I am always convinced of their dedication to this City. But to see it in print, I hope that helps people that sometimes get frustrated with the Police Department understand that these people do care tremendously.
In the coming weeks, we will open up the new substation in North Central, which will be an additional tool we can use to help out the neighborhood.
If you would like to read the article, you can take a peek here:
Yesterday I also mentioned the arrest that took place while I was talking with a reporter. If you are interested in taking a look at this one, click on the link.
If nothing else, I hope the story shows that we all need to do our part in the fight against crime. You never know when the smallest observance will lead to something more important.
Have a great night!