Columbus Police To Kick Off Summer Community Safety Plan

The summer months brings heat, and often a spike in crime. To try and cut that back, Columbus Police will roll out its summer safety plan this Sunday.

That plan includes taking officers off regular patrols and staffing them into hot spot and community based positions. They will work in specific neighborhoods that have higher reports of crimes.

Police will then back-fill the regular patrol posts with overtime.

Commander Scott Hyland of Columbus Police said people will see a bigger presence in their neighborhoods.

“More bike patrols, officers on foot, (an) up-tick in community policing,” he said. 

One of the things police believe they have improved is crunching the numbers and acting on the data.

“(It) brings into play predictive policing, reports in real time, where we need to deploy,” Hyland said.

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