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Youngstown to start saturation patrols



Published: Fri, June 8, 2012 @ 12:15 p.m.

Youngstown to start saturation patrols

YOUNGSTOWN — Trying to reduce violent crime, the city will start a three-month police-saturation program Tuesday, introduce a community crime-reduction patrol and extend a gunshot-location system.

Police Chief Rod Foley said today that a Violence Interruption Patrols [VIP] program will run from Tuesday to Sept. 2. The program — similar to other saturation patrols — will include city, Mahoning County, state and federal law enforcement officials. The program will target high-crime areas, focusing on deterrence, parole and probation violation sweeps and gang-related violence, he said.

Also, the city is starting a new Community Initiative to Reduce Violence program. The goal is to bring give younger people alternatives to violence.

Foley also wants to extend a contract, that expires June 30, by six months for the ShotSpotter program. The program is supposed to pinpoint where shots are fired, but has met with mixed results, Foley said.

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1doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Sounds good now go get all this trash that inhabits the city.

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2Charles42705(15 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Good start Chief Foley and don't let the controversy stop you from protecting the people of Youngstown.

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3DwightK(1263 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

May I suggest the Avondale area?

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4Ytownnative(1047 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Didnt we do this last year ? and the year before? and the year before?

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5shutyourface(246 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

The State Highway was giving tickets for snow on peoples license plates last year during the saturation. While the criminals were out doing the same as they always do.

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6Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

"The program will target high-crime areas, focusing on deterrence, parole and probation violation sweeps and gang-related violence, he said."

Hit the South Side hard all summer. Bunch of little cockroaches roaming the streets there.

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