In recent weeks, CPD Brass unveiled plans to redraw some police precincts including #1 -- Short North area.
The current northern boundary is 5th Avenue, but plans are to change it to 3rd Avenue. This splits the Short North neighborhoods (Harrison West, Italian & Victorian Villages) and puts certain areas on different police radio channels as 3rd Avenue will also be the police district boundary.
The SN has an overall low crime rate and I think this is in jeopardy. The Italian Village Society wrote a letter to Safety Director Mitchell J. Brown and Council Public Safety Chair Andy Ginther in opposition of this change and has proposed keeping the 5th Avenue boundary.
I am working with the Italian Village Block Watch on more communication to the City. If you'd like to help by sending a letter/email or attending any future CPD meetings contact them at Italian Village Block Watch