Ithaca, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) Ithaca Police Chief John Barber and Cornell University Police Chief Kathy Zoner announced that starting April 18, officers from IPD and CUPD will conduct joint patrols to address quality of life issues in the East Hill neighborhood.
Officers will actively enforce City of Ithaca Codes as well as state laws. As in years past, officers will specifically address:
• Underage drinking
• Unreasonable noise
• Public urination
• Having an open container of alcohol on public property
• Criminal mischief
• Unregistered Greek party
These specialized patrols have proved effective in previous years in addressing the needs and concerns of East Hill residents, students, and visitors.
IPD Chief Barber stated that "These patrols have proven to be effective in maintaining the quality of life that residents and visitors of the East Hill deserve and expect."
The East Hill patrols were created as the result of input from the community. The objective is to maintain a high quality of life for all residents of the Cornell community.
"These patrol details illustrate our commitment to listen to the community and respond accordingly," CUPD Chief Zoner said. "We have a great relationship with the Ithaca Police Department. Our goal is to provide the Cornell community with a safe environment to live, learn, and grow. Through Ithaca and Cornell officers working together we hope to remind residents of Cornell's commitment to achieving this."