Covington police receive grant to strengthen community partnership

The Covington Police Department was recently awarded a competitive national grant that recognizes the vision and cooperation within the community. The department was one of three across the country to receive funding for the Community Development and Policing Project from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and LISC.
 
Covington Police, with assistance from the Center for Greater Neighborhoods, was awarded the grant to design a project that would help law enforcement build a partnership with community leaders as they respond to crime in vacant and nuisance properties. With grant and technical assistance from LISC experts, Covington will serve as grounds for innovative police training tools.
 
The grant isn’t a monetary award but a training one that Covington can then take to other communities. Fifteen sergeants and five lieutenants in the department will receive training, and they will then train the leaders of their street-level staff.
 
The Center for Great Neighborhoods staff and members of the City of Covington’s economic development department will also participate in training to ensure relationships and common language are developed throughout the city.
 
By Caitlin Koenig
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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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