Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Police Department, Park City Communities Announce Increased Community Policing in Response to Rash of Gun Violence in the City of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim joined Bridgeport Police Department Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia, Park City Communities Executive Director Jillian Baldwin, and other City officials to announce $100,000 allocated towards an increase in community police presence at Park City Communities; particularly Trumbull Gardens, Charles F. Greene Homes, and P .T. Barnum apartment complexes and additional areas identified by the Bridgeport Police Department as the location of reoccurring violent crime.
As part of the effort to increase community police presence, officers will be assigned to Park City Community apartment complexes to provide security, support as well as to identify problem areas. The location police officers will report to as part of this detail will be determined by the Bridgeport Police Department officials according to their assessed needs, the occurrence of significant events, and identified patterns or trends. Community policing will also include participation by police officers at scheduled community engagement activities designed to build a positive relationship and partnership between assigned police officers and residents. Police officers will also work closely with property managers, tenant leaders, and building representatives to ensure prevention, problem solving, and participation by all stakeholders with the common goal of eliminating violent crime within their communities.
Mayor Ganim stated, “We need your support on what’s being done in our city by our Police department, elected officials, and community leaders. We want a safe city for every individual, every family, and every child. It’s our job to do that, it’s all our obligation to be a part of the solution. You will see an increase in visibility of identifiable police officers throughout the City – especially in the areas where we’ve had incidences. Behind the scenes, there will be investigations that I believe will lead to us announcing arrests very soon.”
Acting Police Chief Garcia stated, “Please reach out to us so we can make a difference in our City and combat the occurrences which have involved loss of life and injuries. If you have any information to provide to the Bridgeport Police Department to help us address the senseless violence, please report it anonymously by calling 203-576-TIPS (8477).”
Mayor Ganim and Acting Police Chief Garcia Address Public Safety Concerns: https://bit.ly/35zNZcF
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