Neigh­bor­hood po­lice.

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A neigh­bor­hood po­lice­man scheme, which was launched in March and ex­tended across the coun­try at the end of June, has been very suc­cess­ful, the Greek Po­lice (ELAS) said in a state­ment yes­ter­day, not­ing that dozens of of­fi­cers were in­volved in more than 40,000 ini­tia­tives in 96 neigh­bor­hoods na­tion­wide. Apart from vis­it­ing cit­i­zens’ homes and stores, the of­fi­cers boosted links with lo­cal author­i­ties, schools, as­so­ci­a­tions and churches, the state­ment said, adding that the pres­ence of mem­bers of the neigh­bor­hood po­lice out­side banks, par­tic­u­larly over the sum­mer when cap­i­tal con­trols were first im­posed, had helped avert crime and con­trib­uted to­ward cit­i­zens’ safety. A to­tal of 187 of­fi­cers are in­volved in the scheme which is co­or­di­nated in 96 neigh­bor­hoods by 37 po­lice precincts.

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