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Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department

  • Village Council eyes utility safety nets

    At Village Council’s March 5 meeting, Police Chief Brian Carlson announced that Florence Randolph of Yellow Springs has been hired as the first community outreach specialist in the Yellow Springs Police Department. She will begin her new job on April 2. The new position was created in response to a recommendation from the Justice System Task Force to address the many social work-related calls that police receive. According to a press statement from Carlson, Randolph brings to the job “a wealth of knowledge in social work and working with the justice system.” (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At Village Council’s March 5 meeting, Council members Lisa Kreeger and Marianne MacQueen proposed a two-pronged initiative to address local affordability in the context of current financial realities.

  • Outside in

    Photos by Yellow Springs Police Officer Luciana Lieff are currently on display at S & G Artisan Distillery, located in MillWorks and open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Photos by Yellow Springs Police Officer Luciana Lieff are currently on display at S & G Artisan Distillery.

  • Village Council — YSPD promotions, Taser use

    At Village Council’s Jan. 2 meeting, Council members addressed administrative tasks and two police-related issues, among other topics.

  • Village Council— Blacks get more citations

    African-American villagers received citations from the YSPD at a significantly higher rate than to white villagers, according to a statistical study of local police data sponsored by the Justice System Task Force.

  • Village Council moves to create social work job within YSPD

    At Village Council’s Dec. 4 meeting, Council members and the Yellow Springs Police Department moved closer to hiring a full-time community outreach specialist, a new position that leaders hope strengthens the department’s ability to address social-service related calls.

  • Police data sparks debate

    A spirited discussion took place at Village Council’s Nov. 6 meeting regarding whether a Justice System Task Force member acted appropriately or not this week when he posted on Facebook controversial police department statistics in the context of criticism of a fellow JSTF member who was running for Village Council.

  • Restorative justice and Yellow Springs a good fit

    Villagers Jennifer Berman and Jalyn Roe are the organizing forces behind a national conference on restorative justice, “Healing Harms in Today’s Troubled World,” to be held Oct. 27–29 at Antioch College. The event aims to teach participants about the principles and practices of restorative justice. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    “Healing Harms in Today’s Troubled World,” the first Annual Community and Restorative Justice Symposium, will be held in the village, from Oct. 27 to 29.

  • JSTF reports to Council — Police changes in process

    Since its inception about a year ago, the Justice System Task Force, or JSTF, has made several recommendations for changes at the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • Village Council— New policing guidelines discussed

    Local policing was in the spotlight at Village Council’s April 17 meeting. Council members discussed proposed new guidelines for Village policing, as well as next steps in the Village’s search for a permanent police chief. In addition, a new full-time police officer, Mariah England, was sworn into the local department.

  • Communities rethink how to police

    Three examples of communities rethinking policing may provide an opportunity for villagers to consider and discuss different options for how “people and police” can engage with each other.

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