Three additional police officers will be on patrol in Northwest Baltimore during Shabbat hours on Friday night and during the day on Saturday according to a statement released by the Northwest Citizens Patrol and Shomrim on Friday.
“We are all aware of the recent increase in crime within our community,” the statement read.
“Baltimore City and County Police work hard to protect the citizens of our community day and night. We, the members of NWCP and Shomrim, are committed to being the eyes and ears of our community.”
Neil Schachter, the president of NWCP, told the JT the decision was made yesterday in a meeting between the two groups as well as rabbis throughout the community. He is not sure whether the increased presence will continue beyond this weekend.