Toronto Police Donate Passenger Car to Housing Authority | News, Sports, Jobs
TORONTO — The Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority security force has a “New” cruiser, courtesy of the Toronto Police Service.
The used vehicle was donated by the city and the Toronto police.
“We have donated cruisers in the past,” said Mayor John Parker. “We donated to Saline Township, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. This year JMHA asked us if we had a car available to give them to use for security purposes. Me, myself and Chief Charley Daniels thought it would be a good cause to donate to them as they have officers patrolling our housing projects here for us.
JMHA executive director Melody McClurg said she would put it to good use.
“We are just so grateful to the City of Toronto and the Toronto Police Service for donating the cruiser to us,” said McClurg. “It was very easy to work with them on all the issues we have. We work very well with the city and the police.
JMHA Chief Security Officer John Stasiulewicz said it was a much needed donation
“It’s good that it was given” he said. “It saves (JMHA) a lot of money. My guys drive 90-100 miles a day with all of our properties, all over Toronto County to Tiltonsville/Yorkville, so that’s a nice asset. Plus, it saved (JMHA) a ton of money by not having to buy one.
Part-time officers working for JMHA patrol all of its properties, including skyscrapers,“talking to tenants, making sure they don’t have any problems. We try to make a difference,” said Stasiulewicz.
Daniels said there haven’t been many issues at JMHA’s sites in Toronto over the past 12 to 18 months.
“The biggest problem we had was accessing our bins at a time when someone was parking on the yellow line,” he said. “If it’s our biggest problem, we do something (good).”