Criminal Justice Reform & Police Accountability

Hot Spot cards clean up high-crime areas in Toledo

By June 18, 2005April 15th, 2014No Comments

Toledo, OH – At their May 2004 Nehemiah Action, TUSA members asked Police Chief Mike Navarre to reinstate the Hot Spot Card Campaign to fight crime. Hot Spot Cards enable citizens to report criminal activity anonymously and provides a mechanism for the community to hold police accountable for a response. As a result, Chief Navarre met monthly with TUSA representatives to report on his efforts to clean up these hot spots of crime and forwarded housing complaints to the Neighborhoods Department. By 2005, the campaign resulted in the clean-up of 230 high-crime areas.