St. Joseph News-Press
The St. Joseph Police Department, in partnership with the Regional Policing Institute at Missouri Western State College, is planning to conduct a survey in a North Side neighborhood, and the Police Department is inviting residents to participate.
On Saturday, officials sponsored a clean-up day in a South Side neighborhood bordered by Missouri Avenue and Colorado, Blake and Williams streets. The clean-up day was a result of a similar survey. Residents in the neighborhood identified trash and debris as a problem in the survey.
Officials from the city of St. Joseph’s community services department attended a meeting to discuss the problem, and the clean-up day was planned.
Businesses in the area chipped in for Dumpsters and refreshments, and officials from the Police Department and the community policing institute helped cook food and unload trash. Two bicycles were given away to neighborhood children who picked up trash.
Residents who’d like their neighborhood to participate in the next survey are asked to call Cmdr. Mike Hirter of the Police Department at 287-5247 to make arrangements.