OHIO CITY SAFETY RESOURCES
Ohio City Incorporated empowers residents to connect, partner, organize, and explore strategies to make the neighborhood unattractive to criminals. Ohio City Incorporated will also seeks to build a long-term foundation for neighborhood safety by providing economic opportunity, eliminating blight, introducing families to each other, and connecting neighborhood youth to educational, vocational and recreational activities that put them on a path to success.
OHIO CITY SAFETY CAMERA INITIATIVE
The Ohio City Safety Camera Initiative is designed to deter crime by installing, and identifying through signage, safety cameras in strategic locations throughout the neighborhood. Priority will be given to areas in the neighborhood with the highest incidents of crime according to Cleveland Police statistics, with the long-range goal of placing safety cameras throughout the neighborhood. Similar safety camera initiatives in other neighborhoods in the City of Cleveland have resulted in a reduction in crime through deterrence and positive feedback from residents. In other instances, safety cameras have documented crimes being committed and led to the successful prosecutions of the perpetrators.
HOME SAFETY UPGRADES
Ohio City Incorporated is happy to provide safety audits to residents who are interested in improving their home's security. After completing a free safety audit conducted by the Cleveland Police, residents are eligible for reimbursements for half the cost of their improvements, up to $250. Safety upgrades can include new locks, doors, windows, lighting or any upgrade suggested by Cleveland Police. Residents make the upgrades themselves and then submit receipts for reimbursement to Ohio City Incorporated.
Contact Carrie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with a police officer.
SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
The Market District Improvement Corporation envisions a desirable and attractive urban district that encourages people to live, work, study, and play. This is accomplished by facilitating programs, services, and improvements to enhance public safety, attract future investments, and improve the overall vitality of the district.The Market District ambassadors operate up to seven days a week throughout the year maintaining a clean, safe, and attractive environment. They are responsible for removing trash and graffiti, providing safety escorts, addressing panhandling, as well as assisting residents, visitors and merchants.
OHIO CITY LIGHTS
In response to community feedback requesting better lighting in dark areas of the neighborhood, Ohio City Incorporated installed twelve motion activated, solar powered LED flood lights. These lights are located in poorly lit alleyways, corners and other areas identified by residents as needing more light. Recognizing the fact that well-lit areas are less attractive places for crime, Ohio City Incorporated will continue to identify dark areas of the neighborhood and improve them by installing quality lighting.COURT WATCHOhio City Incorporated partners with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors office to engage in court watch. Court watch is a method of community organizing that advocates for justice and to keep violent criminals off of the street. When severe crimes are committed, Ohio City Incorporated will follow the court case and recruit community members to advocate for certain outcomes during court sentencings.
For more information on safety programs provided by Ohio City Incorporated, please contact: Carrie Miller, Director of Neighborhood Services at email@example.com 216-781-3222 x 106