Mayor Pedro Segarra and police Chief Daryl K. Roberts will do a "walk- and ride-through" of city neighborhoods tonight to "stand up against crime." See the city's press release below, and look out for them to be roaming Albany Avenue around 9 p.m.
OUR CITY; OUR RESPONSIBILITY
MAYOR AND POLICE CHIEF ENGAGE COMMUNITY TO
STAND UP AGAINST CRIME
---NEWS ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 10---
9:00 p.m. --- On the Beat: Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts will walk and ride through Hartford neighborhoods as an extension of community policing and outreach. This is an additional tool to stand up against crime and a continuation of the collaborative approach to prevent and respond to incidents in all of our neighborhoods.
"This is not a new initiative, but a continuation of how my administration has prioritized public safety. Last year, when someone shot at one of our officers, I went to court to make it known that this kind of behavior and disregard of the law will not be tolerated. When the City was hit by an historic snowfall, I rode around with snowplow crews, surveyed the condition of our streets and later potholes, and even helped residents shovel their driveways. It is this kind of interaction and attention that is needed now as our children are ready to get out school and the warm weather has hit us," said Mayor Segarra.
"Neighborhood Policing works because our officers are walking the beat, riding their bikes, and interacting with residents to prevent crime and better respond to and investigate crimes when they do happen. I fully support this effort by the Mayor to expand upon the operations that are in place to reach even more people and ensure a safe summer and safe city," said Chief Roberts.
The Mayor and the Chief will begin their On the Beat outreach at Albany Avenue and Vine Streets and will spend several hours visiting various areas and neighborhoods throughout the City.
For more information please contact:
Sarah Barr, Director of Communications, at (860) 550-3174 (cell).
Nancy Mulroy, Public Information Officer HPD, (860) 757-4021 (office)