Great community members watch out for each other.  In that spirit, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s Public Safety Task Force has convened every month since 2000, bringing together community leaders with police officials, building inspectors, and other authorities to examine crime trends and troublesome sectors such as nuisance bars and illegal businesses.

By bringing neighborhood concerns to governmental attention, the Task Force hopes to reduce criminal incidents by 5% each year. Since 2000, the Task Force has helped local law enforcement to reduce crime in our neighborhoods by 42%.

City Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess (District 9) calls the Task Force “the best…in the city that’s community based.”

Members of the public are invited to attend the first 15 minutes of each meeting to raise specific concerns.  Meetings are held at the Bloomfield-Garfield Community Activity Center, 113 North Pacific Avenue.