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Attention making difference in fighting crime in Schenectady

Violent crime down 27 percent over previous year

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and representatives from City Code Enforcement, Schenectady Fire Department, Schenectady Police Department, Office of General Services and the City Clerk’s Office, along with Schenectady City Council Members, teamed-up for public safety at a press conferance at the tennis courts on Norwood Ave. in Mont Pleasant on Tuesday morning.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and representatives from City Code Enforcement, Schenectady Fire Department, Schenectady Police Department, Office of General Services and the City Clerk’s Office, along with Schenectady City Council Members, teamed-up for public safety at a press conferance at the tennis courts on Norwood Ave. in Mont Pleasant on Tuesday morning.
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Violent crimes have dropped precipitously under the city’s new effort to put more police in areas where crimes are most likely to occur. Violent crime is down 27 percent over last year, Chief Brian Kilcullen said at a news conference Tuesday. And the Fire Department’s new arson task force has made 28 arrests in two years. Previously, many arsons went unsolved. Chief Michael Della Rocco said the city is now solving far more of its ...

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justapto
May 15, 2013
3:33 p.m.

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The Gazette constantly bashes the city. Negativism is so hard to control. Positive people build things up-negative people get in the way and tear them down!!

kjbartling
May 15, 2013
8:57 p.m.

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Where's the info on the awards and celebrations for the SPD? There are so many positives happening within the department, please share them!

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