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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Police chief, community policing focus of Public Safety meeting

Thursday's meeting of the Public Safety Committee is shaping up to be an interesting one, with the selection of a new police chief and a possible reduction in the Community Policing Unit up for discussion.

Committee Chairman Bill Dunne has asked that the City Council be allowed to interview police chief candidates, and said at this point he's trying to get a straight answer from the Mayor about the police chief appointment process. The Mayor's office has declined to comment on Dunne's request.

In an e-mail to Troy residents, Councilman Ken Zalewski, D-District 5, expressed distress over the potential reduction of the Community Policing Unit, writing:

It is my opinion that community policing is one of the most successful programs run by the Troy Police Department, and I - along with many neighborhood leaders - have been calling for additional staffing within CPU, in order to build upon the success of this program. Reducing staff in CPU runs completely counter to my contention that community-based policing is the most effective manner in which to address the issues that plague our neighborhoods.

The meeting will take place Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room at City Hall on 1776 Sixth Ave. Following at 7 p.m. is the Planning Committee meeting, at which the administration will give an update of the downtown parking meter project.

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2 Comments:

Blogger concerned said...

tedisco already has the job. you are way behind. he is playing the mayor like a fiddle. he it telling him what he wants to hear and with his ego and the deputy mayors ego - this is a done deal. i hope you keep track of the law suits that will pile up and how much the city will have to pay out because he has no idea what he is doing that's why no one would hire him. (troy at its finest!) good luck troy! you will need it.

April 15, 2010 at 10:12 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good choice, now we have to get code enforcement more involved w/ our city give them more leeway to do what they need to do about closing these properties

April 17, 2010 at 8:43 AM 

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