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Community Police initiative underway in Youngstown

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The Youngstown Police Department is launching a new approach to community policing.

Officers were setting up shop at the departments educational training facility on Mahoning Avenue Monday. The new program assigns one officer exclusively to each of the seven wards in the city.

The goal is to have an officer always available who will connect with the community and get to know it's individual needs.

All of the officers volunteered for the program and will receive additional training on community policing issues.

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