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Mayor Cory Booker Announces "Safe Summer" in Newark

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Published on Jun 3, 2011

Mayor Cory Booker, Acting Police Director Samuel DeMaio and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn D. Murray hold a press conference to unveil the City of Newark's "Safe Summer" plan. The comprehensive strategy will focus on a collaborative city-wide effort with various municipal departments, law enforcement agencies and community partners to reduce crime, and strengthen community relations between the City of Newark's Police Department and the residents it serves. The press conference was held at Calvary Gospel Church, located at 17 Lyons Avenue, in Newark's South Ward. Also in attendance were the City of Newark's Business Administrator Julien X. Neals, Esq., Corporation Counsel Anna Pereira, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement Margarita Muñiz, Fire Director Fateen A. Ziyad, Inspector General James Wright, and the heads of several other municipal agencies as well as Council Member-at-Large Luis A. Quintana, South Ward Council Member Ras Baraka, and Central Ward Council Member Darrin Sharif. Students and faculty of the Calvary Christian School were also among the more than 150 residents who attended the press conference.

Building a Stronger, Safer, Prouder City -- A Comprehensive Strategy for a Safe Summer

· Strong community presence
· Community patrols with Super Summer Coordinators
· Community Roll Calls
· Community Patrol Bus Rides
· Crack down on problematic bars and other establishments
· Curfew Operations with Community Churches
· Junior Police Academy to educate youth on public safety agencies.
· Fire Department presence at Recreation Centers and City Parks
· Super Summer Directory/Website highlighting programs and activities at all recreational facilities and throughout the City.




Integration with City/County Partners

· Newark Police Department
· Newark Fire Department
· Essex County Prosecutor's Office
· Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services
· Department of Child and Family Well-Being
· Office of Neighborhood Engagement
· Newark Now

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