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Greylock Federal Donates Bikes for North Adams Community Policing

The officers are highly visible in their neon yellow shirts and being on bikes offers a friendlier opportunity to relate to children and residents. Plus, Beverly said, being on a bicycle lets officers see and hear things they wouldn't normally see and hear in a cruiser.

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Pittsfield, Habitat Cuts Ribbon on New Police Substation

The new police outreach center on Columbus Avenue is now open. The center or substation dubbed the Community Outreach Post (COP), is aimed to bring the police more closely in line with the community in the west side neighborhoods.

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Volunteers Sought For New Pittsfield Police Substation

Following a homicide in the fall, residents of the westside came together calling for more to be done for public safety. One of those ideas was to open a police substation in the neighborhood. To help answer questions of funding it, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Carolyn Valli offered space in their Columbus Avenue building for it. Now, three months later, they're looking for volunteers to staff it.

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Brayton Students And North Adams Police Make Wreath

Last week, 40 students in Grade 6 worked with officers "hand in hand" to make the giant wreath out of paper hand cutouts.

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Small Local Businesses Team Up to Support 'Operation Copsicle'

Donna Hanson has been following Officer Darren Derby on Facebook for a few years now. And she's been following the progress he has been making in his push to purchase an ice cream truck. Friday morning, the owner of Balderdash Cellars was prepping for a wine tasting on Saturday and she heard Derby talking on the radio. And she knows every little bit helps.

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Animal Rights Group Offers To Buy Pittsfield An Ice Cream Truck, With Conditions

PETA has put forth an offer to the Police Department: we'll buy the ice cream truck if you serve only vegan ice cream.

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Pittsfield Councilors: The City Can't Afford Police Walking Beats

More than 600 residents believe the police should implement walking beats. But the City Council says it can't afford to pay for them right now.

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Adams Police to Implement Project Safe Return

Police Chief Richard Tarsa told the Selectmen last week that the department will now provide developmentally disabled residents with metal identifications tags that will allow police to identify them through a database and better communicate with them.

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