"He said partnering with Community Service Officers is often a more cost-effective approach to dealing with community safety issues than having police officers attend calls where they aren’t necessarily needed.
“Whether it's fires or floods, or whatever other calamities are coming, or the calls for service that we know happen dealing with our homeless and visible social chronic offenders, if we call some of them that, that partnership with the CSO program is going to be key,” Lecky said.
'We're really happy to have have them working with us in partnership with us and alongside us.'
In a community services committee meeting Thursday, Kevin Beeton, the city’s community services supervisor, said CSO’s have undergone an enhanced training program over the past year.
'We're teaching them a variety of skills to be more effective in the community. Things like increased file management work, ability to take proper notes and deal with investigations in a more thorough way,' Beeton said."
Thank you Castanet for the article and photo
Note taking that's a huge step in the right direction to cleaning up the streets . WOW Really