New program provides Bridgeport public housing complexes with greater police presence

The patrols will focus on Greene Homes, Trumbull Gardens and P.T. Barnum Apartments.

The patrols will focus on Greene Homes, Trumbull Gardens and P.T. Barnum Apartments. (7/26/13)

BRIDGEPORT - Some residents of Bridgeport's public housing complexes say they're breathing a bit easier thanks to a greater police presence in their neighborhood.

Police have teamed up with the Bridgeport Housing Authority to implement a new program. They say two officers will walk the Greene Homes apartment complex on Highland Avenue every night from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. in hope of making the area safer.

The patrols will focus on Greene Homes, Trumbull Gardens and P.T. Barnum Apartments, and will extend to Marina Village. Mayor Bill Finch says these walking beat officers give residents a sigh of relief.

City officials say the program costs nearly $300,000 and will run through October, but they would like to extend the patrols if they can get more funding.
 

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