Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Urgent - 16 Norwood COPP grads need 800MHz radios!

WNNA letter seeks donations from the community

It’s official. This past Friday night, 16 Norwood resident-volunteers graduated from the Cincinnati Police Academy after successfully completing training for the West Norwood Neighborhood Association-sponsored Citizens on Patrol Program or COPP. (Sounds of hands clapping for these dedicated citizens making our community better!) Bill Graff, WNNA Vice President, tells us they’ll be ready to hit the streets, working in tandem with the NPD, by late June, after further training at the Norwood Police Academy. He added, “This program is open to all Norwood residents and is supported by donations from Norwood residents and businesses.”

What’s needed now, and urgently so, are donations to purchase 800MHz handheld radios so our new COPP grads can communicate with the NPD as soon as they spot suspicious activity on their patrols. These radios are critically needed to make COPP effective, so WNNA’s Bill Graff and Lt. Tom Williams, Jr. of the NPD are jointly sending out the following letter asking community members for tax-deductible donations. You can email this letter to your Norwood friends and family by clicking on the envelope icon below this blog.

Dear Community Member,

We are writing to ask your help with a very important project. As members of the West Norwood Neighborhood Association (WNNA), we are dedicated to improving our community for all who live and work here, as well as creating a neighborhood that is an inviting place to visit.

Our most recently completed project has been an astounding success! After 18 months of hard work by our volunteers, we reopened the Police Substation at the corner of Mills and Courtland. This Police Substation offers residents a place to obtain information, take trainings and hold meetings. It is also a great opportunity to view the collection of Norwood Police memorabilia, including a 100 year old flat iron jail cell. We would have not been able to complete this project without the help of generous donors from the community.

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Donation information:

Make checks payable to:
West Norwood Neighborhood Association COPP
Mail to: Mary Ann Teeter, City of Norwood Treasurer's Office, 4645 Montgomery Road,
Norwood Ohio 45212.
Mary Ann can be reached at 458-4580