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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
block watch leaders gathered Thursday to discuss crime in their neighborhoods.
Toledo Police Department has had a fluctuating number of officers, but
recently, that number is rising. Block watch leaders say the extra officers are
at least keeping crime from increasing.
still have crime in our neighborhoods, but I would say from just even two years
ago, this past year has been much better," said Janet Bean.
say it's staying the same," added Heather Buford, chair of Toledo Blockwatch. "They've
gotten a lot of the criminals thanks to the cameras they've put up and other
efforts around the city, but it seems about the same for me."
leaders think block watches, sky cop cameras and data-driven policing, along
with more officers are what has made the difference. Those are all projects
Chief Derrick Diggs is heavily involved with. They say they hope Diggs remains
the chief of police.
this point, there's going to be so many changes anyway and he does have a good
program going for us right now," Bean said.
Mayor-Elect Michael Collins or Chief Diggs has confirmed future plans for the chief