Toledo Police Provide Update on Violence Reduction Strategies

 

Toledo Police Provide Update on Violence Reduction Strategies


Toledo Police will begin the grassroots “Not In My House” program in February and continue to use a number of violence reduction strategies, including personnel changes, increased overtime, and additional intelligence briefings, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Police Chief George Kral said during a noon news conference Monday inside the Safety Building.

Chief Kral said the department will also continue to use ongoing proactive efforts, including diversion programs and special enforcement operations.

“We are intensifying efforts to enhance safety in our community and apprehend the perpetrators of all gun violence in the city, including the homicides that have occurred this year,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said. “We will continue this fight until we win it.”

“Six homicides this month is simply unacceptable,” Chief Kral said. “We need the community’s help and support as officers continue to work hard and put themselves in harm’s way to temper the violence Toledo is experiencing.”

A detailed list of police department changes and initiatives follows:


Toledo Police Department – Personnel Changes


o Two Detectives added to Vice/ Narcotics - effective February 1.
o Four Detectives added to Investigations Bureau - effective February 1.
o Two Sergeants added to Special Operations, SWAT - effective February 1.

 

Toledo Police Department – Increased Overtime


o Authorized overtime for increased marked patrols.
o Authorized overtime for increased plain clothes and tactical operations.
· Toledo Police Department – Additional Intelligence Briefings
o Field Operations, Special Operations, Investigations, Intelligence

 

Toledo Police Department – Increased Overtime


o Authorized overtime for increased marked patrols.
o Authorized overtime for increased plain clothes and tactical operations.

 

Toledo Police Department – Ongoing Proactive Efforts


o S.T.O.P., TCIRV - S.T.O.P, which stands for Strategic Tactical Operational Policing, combines crime data with community policing on a door-to-door level. Through T-CIRV, the police department targets chronic and violent offenders, as well as the active gang members in the city.
o Federal Task Forces, Gang Sweeps
o Community Services programs – STRIVE, Brains & Bodies, PAL