Public must assist police to help reduce crime, says Warren safety-service director

YOUNGSTOWN — Observations and reports from alert and concerned citizens are necessary for police to maximize their effectiveness, the supervisor of Warren’s municipal emergency services told a crime prevention task force.

“A police force can only be as good as the information it has,” Enzo Cantalamessa, Warren’s safety-service director, said Friday at Youngstown’s City Hall.

“Community involvement goes a long, long way in helping law enforcement do its job,” Cantalamessa told the Mahoning Valley Task Force on Crime and Violence.

Community organizations and neighborhood associations give police vital information about suspicious activity “to ideally stop crime before it happens,” he said.

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