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Safe Greensboro Innkeepers Alliance Reduces Crime in Hotels and Motels, Says GPD

The Greensboro Police Department has found success, he said, with a new kind of crime prevention program. The Safe Greensboro Innkeepers Alliance is a voluntary partnership between the department and owners of hotels, motels and extended-stay properties in the southeast part of the city. The idea behind the alliance is to bring officers into facilities and allow the department to help owners identify improvements that could be made to deter crime. Changes can range from better positioning of security cameras and front desk attendants to adding additional lights. or flagging, to surveillance activity that might suggest a crime is in progress, depending on the corporal behind the initiative. Changes are noted and subsequent delinquency is tracked. ” They are delighted. They all liked us to come and show interest. They went above and beyond to implement the suggestions we made,” Cpl. Norman Luper said. Luper said the pilot program is underway at five locations and at those locations, early data shows a reduction in crime, with some showing a decrease of up to 45%. The City of Greensboro recently recognized Luper for its innovation. He received a $2,500 prize for the 2021 Innovation Awards. “It’s inspiring to lead an organization where innovation drives our drive and ability to solve complex problems,” City Manager Taiwo Jaiyeoba said in a statement. press release announcing the winners. “These are just a few of the talented and dedicated employees who go above and beyond to serve the residents of Greensboro every day.” to come up.

The Greensboro Police Department has succeeded, he says, with a new type of crime prevention program.

The Safe Greensboro Innkeepers Alliance is a voluntary partnership between the department and owners of hotels, motels and extended-stay properties in the southeast part of the city.

The idea behind the alliance is to bring officers into facilities and allow the department to help owners identify where improvements could be made to deter crime.

According to the corporal behind the initiative, changes can range from better positioning of security cameras and front desk attendants, to adding extra lights or signage, to monitoring traffic. activities that may suggest a crime is in progress. Changes are noted and subsequent crimes are tracked.

“They are thrilled. They all liked us to come and show interest. They went above and beyond to implement the suggestions we made,” Cpl. Norman Luper said.

Luper said the pilot program is underway at five locations and at those locations, early data shows a reduction in crime, with some showing a decrease of up to 45%.

The City of Greensboro recently recognized Luper for its innovation. He received a $2,500 prize for the 2021 Innovation Awards.

“It is inspiring to lead an organization where innovation drives our drive and ability to solve complex problems,” City Manager Taiwo Jaiyeoba said in a statement announcing the winners. “These are just a few of the talented and dedicated employees who go above and beyond every day to serve the residents of Greensboro.”

Luper said the alliance is expanding to more facilities in District 2 with hopes of expanding to more parts of the city in the future.