Based on a recent review of calls for service, the Hazleton Police Department has received numerous complaints for noise, fireworks and quality of life. To address these Quality of Life issues, the Hazleton Police has implemented Targeted Enforcement on these issues, which will begin this week and continue through the summer months.
Every day, the department receive calls, emails, and contacts about quality of life problems for excessive noise before or after hours, fireworks and quality of life issues, where a police complaint may result in a violation being issued.
The Hazleton Police Department will have additional Officers on patrol verifying through the County Communications Center when responding to these calls to determine if they are responding to repeat offenders and will deal with them accordingly to curb the disorderly behavior.
Dealing with crime and disorder is not an issue the Hazleton Police can tackle alone. It takes all the community working together to make Hazleton a safe and enjoyable community.
The Hazleton Police Department is fortunate to have residents, visitors and business owners who care about the City and are willing to work with the Police Department to make it a safer community with a good quality of life for all. Hazleton Police will be out enforcing these quality of life issues.
“Quality of life is about to improve because not only will these reforms improve the City’s Quality of Life, they will more importantly change the behaviors that harm quality of life and jeopardize public safety,” said Mayor Jeff Cusat.
“For far too long, quality of life violations have gone unenforced with bad actors continuing bad behavior to the detriment of our community. That is about to change.” said Police Chief Jerry Speziale.
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