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Citizens have the opporunity to assit officers, with new program
Citizens have the opporunity to assit officers, with new program

COVINGTON – Recently, Police Chief Geoff Jacobs was to enforce the city’s house code after the elimination of the “part-time code enforcement officer” position with the 2011 budget. And since then, he has decided to ask for help from area residents and other agencies in the area.

According to Jacobs, the department will, first, focus on the external appearance of properties in the area; he’s calling this effort a Quality of Life Community Improvement Program. Infractions include: accumulation of junk, inoperative/abandoned vehicles, homes that are in disrepair and/or in need of paint and uncut grass, among other issues.

Officers or enforcers will send a letter to the offender with a deadline and compliance is expected, in these matters. According to Jacobs, he isn’t interested in being a heavy handed enforcer; he just wants to get the job done.

All interested in helping out with Porterdale’s Quality of Life Community Improvement Program should call Jacobs at 770-786-2226 or e-mail him at policechief@cityofporterdale.com.