EAST CHICAGO | A string of air conditioner thefts that occurred in the city in late March and early this month does not represent a new trend, according to East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker.
EAST CHICAGO | The City Council on Monday unanimously approved the transfer of appropriations in the amount of $150,000 to pay for overtime in the Police Department.
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EAST CHICAGO | Access to university data analysis software and expertise to enable more proactive policing
In 2012, East Chicago crime rates were considerably lower. Police Chief Mark Becker credits his dedicated officers, collaborating with community organizations and businesses and other police partnerships to have an impact on the city.
So what is law enforcement in the region facing this year? Well, drugs, gangs and increased senseless violence come to mind.
East Chicago is a city long plagued by crime, political corruption and betrayal of public trust by some past mayors and other city officials. So when decisions are made by a contemporary administration that improve conditions and residents' lives in the city, it's worth heralding.
Mark Becker is East Chicago's police chief.
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Local and federal law enforcement officials announced several indictments and arrests of members of the Imperial Gangsters.
An East Chicago public official faces a police internal affairs investigation, and council members from Hammond and Gary face possible removal from office in the wake of federal indictments announced this week.
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EAST CHICAGO | Most city police activities follow accepted professional standards, according to an independent review released Monday, but training of officers and engagement with the community should be improved.
EAST CHICAGO | For generations, politics dominated every aspect of city government, but Police Chief Mark Becker says that era is over.
EAST CHICAGO | Patrol officers here should soon have an additional — and nonlethal — law enforcement tool on their duty belts, thanks to police colleagues in Hammond.
MERRILLVILLE | Northwest Indiana law enforcement officials have put a lid on recent gang violence, but are still trying to figure out who's stealing Hammond's manhole covers.
EAST CHICAGO | Some North Harbor residents and businesses got a visit from police and other authorities Wednesday, but it was a friendly visit.
EAST CHICAGO | Chief to Police Mark J. Becker, Mayor Anthony Copeland, Councilwoman Gilda Orange, Officers and EMA officers took to the streets to meet with local business and residents in the North Harbor area on April 25.
EAST CHICAGO | Lake County gang and narcotics investigators swept 39 people from the streets of this city last week in the wake of two young girls being wounded in a gang-related shooting.
East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker talked with the media about a shooting Tuesday night that injured two girls.
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