Crime
6:12 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Peoria expanding resident officer program to south side

The home of Resident Officer Ryan Winkle on the West Bluff.
The home of Resident Officer Ryan Winkle on the West Bluff.
The Peoria City Council voted to buy a home on the city's South Side to expand its resident officer program.  The city is buying the home at 1916 West Kettelle Street for $56,000.  City Councilwoman Denise Moore says First District residents can benefit from the program:

 “This is a district and an area that has been wanting this for so long that we were willing to go out and build a house if it took that,” Moore says.

 The city’s resident officer program places officers to live and work in high-crime areas.  Resident officers are already established in the city’s West and East Bluff neighborhoods.