"Syracuse Police Department" Tagged Articles

Education

Syracuse City School District Extends Student Support Outside the Classroom

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Click the play button to find out about how the new partnership between the Syracuse City School District and the Syracuse Police Department is helping students who experience trauma at home.  Audio Transcript: Supporting Our Students By Sam Rothman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syracuse City School District is teaming up with the Syracuse Police Department through […]

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Central New York, Community, Public Safety, Syracuse, Transportation

Syracuse Police Department Take Part in Buckle Up New York

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By Alexis Scott  Syracuse, N.Y.  (NCC NEWS) – Nobody likes to receive a ticket, but for the Syracuse Police Department doing so can lead to saving more lives. Buckle Up New York is a statewide initiative to get drivers to wear their seatbelts at all times to avoid related death and/or injury. The city of Syracuse is […]

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Central New York, Crime, Education, Government, Public Safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Police face $12 million lawsuit from student

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Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— The Syracuse Police Department, City of Syracuse and others are facing a $12 million lawsuit following a student-officer altercation last year.  A change.org petition is demanding Officer Vallon Smith’s removal from district schools after a 14-year-old special needs student– referred to in the petition as “JB”–having “suffered a split lip and fractured […]

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Central New York, Community, Public Safety, Syracuse

Eastwood residents want permanently assigned police officer to watch neighborhood

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by Karthik Venkataraman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– Eastwood neighborhood residents are gathering petition signatures to get a police officer permanently assigned to their residential area. The petition took off after two burglaries on Homecroft Road and Plymouth Drive happened over the span of a week. According to the Onondaga County Crime Map from syracuse.com, there […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime

New Security and Maintenance Coming to Downtown Syracuse

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By Kristen Edwards (NCC News) — The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency is funding the addition of new security measures and maintenance for the downtown Syracuse area. $213,000 will cover the cost of seven to ten new security cameras and extended hours for both patrol officers and maintenance workers. While one business owner downtown said the new […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime

Syracuse Man Charged with Shooting Driver in Parked Car

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By Bridget Chavez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse police have charged 34-year old Vernon Brockington with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Brockington is alleged to have fatally shot another man as the victim sat in his car while parked on a Syracuse street last weekend. The victim is 38-year-old Samuel Dixon. Police […]

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Community, Public Safety

Security Cameras Proposed To Go On Streets Near SU

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By Maria Cinti SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse University’s Student Association has proposed having 49 security cameras placed throughout the streets near S-U for residents’ safety. Its working with landlords, the Syracuse Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and Syracuse city government to secure funding for this expensive project, said S-U Student Association President Eric […]

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Central New York, Crime, Public Safety

Police-Involved Fatal Shooting Near Syracuse University

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By Brittany Muller SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Syracuse Police are continuing their investigation of a police-involved fatal shooting that happened late Sunday night near the 600 block of Walnut Avenue. The Syracuse Police Department identified the officer involved in the shooting as Officer Joseph Mauro.  The shooting took place at 10:54 p.m. Officials say […]

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Central New York, Government, Sports

Bravest vs. Finest Basketball Game Gives Police and Firefighters a Chance to Get Away

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By Michael Barth Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse Police and Firefighters are often only seen in uniform performing their jobs admirably, but last Wednesday they suited up in the 8th annual Bravest vs. Finest Basketball game. The game was hosted by the Syracuse Parks Conservancy and charitable donations were made to the SPC throughout the game with a […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Public Safety

Students Fundraise for K-9 Unit Bulletproof Vests

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By Kristen Powers SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— A group of students at Henninger High School are raising money to buy the Syracuse Police Department K-9 Unit bulletproof vests for their dogs. The students in the Advanced Via Individual Determination program (AVID) at Henninger started “Cause for Paws” with the help of their teacher, Tina Jarmacz. Last year, Jarmacz […]

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Central New York, Government, Public Safety, Transportation

Amid new state crackdown, Syracuse has already fixed problem of distracted driving

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Beginning November 1st, a state-wide crackdown on distracted driving looks to reduce the number of offenders with harsher penalties, including longer license suspensions and steeper fines. Syracuse, however, has already successfully combated the problem of distracted driving.  As of October 31st, the number of distracted driving tickets issued per year plummeted by almost 90% from […]

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Public Safety

Pastors, Police and Progress

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By Brad Orr, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NNC NEWS)- This week church leaders announced their cooperation with the Syracuse Police Department with monthly meetings in order to foster better communication. The Greater Evangelical Church of God in Christ at 4325 S. Salina St. will be the first location to host the monthly meetings on November 13th. Pastor Kenneth […]

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