After 40 years, Avondale security arrangement ends (OH)

For decades, Avondale residents knew someone was watching out for them.  Now, a longstanding policing practice has been called into question and the community is looking for alternatives.  Last month, the Stark County Sheriff’s office put an end to an arrangement between Avondale and a reserve sheriff’s deputy dedicated to patrolling the Plain Township neighborhood.  The homeowners’ association has contracted with a deputy for at least 40 years; the last 20 years with the same person, said Alan Harold, president of the Avondale Community Improvement Association.  Avondale also has bought a patrol car, equipment and insurance for the deputy, he said.    Read the article………..


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