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File #: 2047-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/18/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with Community Crime Patrol for the purpose of providing citizen patrol services; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $15,000.00 in the Public Safety Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Zach M. Klein
Attachments: 1. Ord 2047-2017 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with Community Crime Patrol for the continuation of the Southern Gateway patrol.

Community Crime Patrol is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Columbus Division of Police enforcement activities by serving as an additional set of eyes and ears within Columbus neighborhoods. Citizen patrollers equipped only with flashlights and radios walk and bike neighborhoods in an effort to deter crime, build neighborhood awareness of crime prevention techniques, and assist in the apprehension of suspects by alerting police to criminal activity. These highly-trained citizen patrollers are also capable of providing first aid when necessary.
In 2016, Columbus City Council, in partnership with local businesses and non-profit organizations, provided resources for the creation of a new patrol in the Southern Gateway neighborhood. This ordinance provides additional funding to continue services in the area at current levels. The funds authorized in this ordinance are in addition to commitments from Nationwide Children’s Hospital ($25,000) and Community Development for All People ($20,000).
Emergency action is requested so that there is no loss of service at current levels.
FISCAL IMPACT: Sufficient funds are available in the Public Safety Initiatives subfund.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with Community Crime Patrol for the purpose of providing citizen patrol services; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $15,000.00 in the Public Safety Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)

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WHEREAS, Community Crime Patrol is currently under contract with the city to provide citizen patrol services in a number of area neighborhoods in support of the Division of Police’s overall efforts to reduce crime; and
WHEREAS, in 2016, Columbus City Council, in partnership with ...

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