Recently, The Tremonster asked Cleveland Police Captain Keith Sulzer why Tremonsters might be noticing more officers on foot – or even on horseback – interacting with residents in and around our neighborhood. His answer was simple: “Cleveland Police understand the importance of community policing in our mission to make Cleveland a safer place to live, work, and raise our children.” Sulzer emphasized the mission is felt force-wide: “Every officer in the division knows that connecting with the community is our number one goal.” Horseback patrols, like the recent Lincoln Park patrol of Cleveland Police Officers George Janusczak and Breeze (pictured), have actually been on the rise since 2012. Continue reading
The first home security cameras are being installed by the resident-based SecurityCamerasforTremont program. Tremont has been surveyed, and residents have volunteered to have their homes hardwired for the neighborhood-wide security camera network.
The program has designed a camera network leaving few blind spots for criminals to operate in Tremont without leaving a trail of high-quality information for Cleveland Police.
A grassroots effort to deter future crime began on August 28th when Paul Duda, a Tremont home and business owner who has lived in Tremont for 15 years, launched a GOFUNDME.com campaign for “Security Cameras for Tremont.” Continue reading
Brian Devine began installing the Security Cameras For Tremont program network, starting the week of May 16.
A special report by The Tremonster
Good news from the SecurityCamerasforTremont program. According to Brian Devine, the optical component of the package has dropped in price considerably.
With the introduction of Ubiquiti’s third generation professional camera the funds raised through the project’s gofundme.com/CamerasForTremont page will extend further than originally projected. Continue reading
On April 18th, two men were mugged on W. 11th Street. Since then, Tremonsters have seen a rash of carjackings and robberies that have kept friends and customers from visiting our neighborhood and have made some longtime residents consider a move. Cleveland Police have stepped up their efforts, and our city council representatives and Tremont West Development Corporation have convened well-attended meetings to address community concerns.
These efforts have paid off, with the apprehension of criminals who have been targeting Tremont and the re-dedication of our tight-knit community to keeping our neighborhood safe. Continue reading
It’s hard to think of Tremont as a habitat for nature, but there’s more wildlife here than in any other city I’ve lived. Raccoons, possums, skunks, groundhogs, cormorants circling Steelyard and blue herons stalking fish in the canal with Alcoa’s stacks behind them. Last July I was walking home from the Scranton towpath ribbon cutting when I heard clip clopping behind me on the most desolate stretch of Carter Rd. Continue reading
NNO is as much about community building as it is about educating the public on safety. Police officers conversing with members of the community at this event accomplishes two goals: First, people get to know the police officer on a personal level, allowing a human face to be associated with law enforcement. Secondly, the police officer has the same experience with the individuals whom they are charged to protect and serve. This all serves to make the Second District area a stronger community. Coupled with a great party, NNO also translates into a wonderful celebration of our diverse community. -Bob Shores, Second District Community Relations Committee Co-Chair