Cop Watch

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

City streets filling with patrol cars

It's an effort that puts more patrols in Syracuse neighborhoods and increases police presence on the streets. Syracuse PD, state police and the Sheriff's Department are now working side.

All three agencies are now patrolling and setting up checkpoints in high crime areas.

The move isn't backed by everyone in the city's police department. The Syracuse Police Benevolent Association believes only Syracuse police should patrol Syracuse streets. President Jeffrey Piedmonte calls the move insulating to city officers and believes it sends a wrong message to the public.