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Meet Your East Toledo Community Services Officer
Hello East Toledo! My name is Tracey Britt, and I am your Community Services Officer
A little about me.... I joined TPD in October 1994 and worked Field Operations for 20 years (15 of those years on the Midnight Shift in a patrol wagon in the North End and East Side). In 2014, I decided to work on the Day Shift, and what I saw in my district was depressing. I saw blight, graffiti, litter, abandoned houses, crumbling buildings (all the things that aren't readily visible in the dark on midnights). I had worked on the street for 20 years, and the streets looked WORSE than when I started. I wanted to do something to change that, so I bid into the Community Services Section and became a CSO.
What is a Community Services Officer?
I see it as a cross between law enforcement and community relations. At present, there are 10 Community Services Officers, and each one is assigned to a different part of the City. I am assigned specifically to East Toledo. I am here to help people connect to other city departments, services, or organizations to solve problems so that our communities are stronger, safer, and more resilient.
So What Can I Do To Help You?
Do you want to start a neighborhood organization and meet to discuss issues? Do you want to conduct a Safety Audit of your block? Do you want to hold a monthly Neighborhood Clean-Up? Do you have a problem property on your block that needs more attention? What does your neighborhood need to make it better? Call me at (419) 936-3682 , or e-mail email@example.com and let's work together to make your neighborhood cleaner, safer, and more valuable.
-Never leave the registration or title in your car. If stolen, it makes it easier for the thief to dispose of your vehicle.
- Be alert when approaching your car, have a plan of action, and have your keys in your hand. Check around, under and in your vehicle for suspicious individuals.
-Only park your car in busy, well-lighted areas.
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This is big news, and a big collaboration to improve the Garfield Neighborhood!
The partner list includes the City of Toledo, Lucas County, MetroParks, the Lucas County Land Bank, the Toledo Design Collective, MidStory, the East Toledo Family Center, and ONEVoice for East Toledo, plus more!
Check out the video HERE. Then when you are finished, go to GarfieldGuides and take a look! Click through and check out the information on the various partners, and sign up to receive email notifications. Do you have comments or questions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live, work, own property, or care about someone in the Garfield neighborhood, YOUR OPINION & INPUT IS WANTED! Come be a part of the (virtual) conversation by signing up for one (or all four!) of the Zoom meetings. You can RSVP for any of the meetings by going to GarfieldGuides page and clicking on the Events Tab. Meeting dates and times are [November 17th, 6PM] [November 24th, 6PM]. [December 9th, 12PM]. [December 12th, 11AM]
For those who know me, you know that I not only work here in 43605..... I live here, too. What happens in East Toledo MATTERS! I hope to see you there-
Your Friendly Neighborhood Community Services Officer
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Stay informed and stay safe!
Signed, Your Friendly Neighborhood CSO, Officer Britt