Newark City residents invited to participate in city police patrols

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is teaming up with his newly appointed police director for a new approach to police work; allow the community to participate.

The City of Newark has started inviting residents

The City of Newark has started inviting residents on police patrols.

NEWARK - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is teaming up with his newly appointed police director for a new approach to police work; allow the community to participate.

Mayor Baraka recently announced community patrols in an effort to build up the relationship between Newark's toughest neighborhoods and the police.

"When the police are present, the criminals move," says Mayor Baraka, "When they're not present, we have a real opportunity for open dialog with the neighbors of the community."

The patrols will include city residents and clergy members, as well as police.

Overall, crime has been going down in the Brick City, with a rate of 13% since the beginning of the year.  

The community patrols are taking place on Tuesdays and Fridays through the summer from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. All city residents are invited to join in.

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