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East Chicago police put their ears (and feet) to the pavement

East Chicago police put their ears (and feet) to the pavement

East Chicago police officer Nathaniel London waits as Sgt. George Cossey talks to a resident during a police community walk in the city's South Side neighborhood. Officers went door to door last Tuesday to ask residents about their concerns about crime and safety.

September 02, 2014 6:00 pm
Regional police team wants community, not just crime

Regional police team wants community, not just crime

Gary STOP team leader Gary Police Lt. Samuel Roberts, center, passes out stickers to children at the Dorie Miller Homes in Gary.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
Regional police team wants community, not just crime

Regional police team wants community, not just crime

The STOP team, which includes East Chicago, Hammond, Gary, and Lake County law enforcement, checks on a warrant during a traffic stop for a driver in Merrillville.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
Regional police team wants community, not just crime

Regional police team wants community, not just crime

The STOP team, including East Chicago Detective Kevin Harretos, center, searches for a person with an arrest warrant at the Dorie Miller Homes in Gary.

August 31, 2013 8:14 pm
Regional police team wants to connect with community

Regional police team wants to connect with community

GARY | A young, shirtless boy peered into East Chicago Chief Mark Becker's squad last Monday and asked, meekly, if he had any doughnuts.

August 31, 2013 7:45 pm Video Photos

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Region STOP Team

Region STOP Team

The Region STOP team, made up of several local police departments, patrols Gary in an effort to curb crime.

August 31, 2013 12:50 am
Regional police team wants to connect with community

Regional police team wants to connect with community

Neighbors watch while the STOP team, which includes multiple local police departments, searches for a person with an arrest warrant at the Dorie Miller Homes in Gary.

August 30, 2013 3:33 pm
Region Stop Team seeing progress in efforts to curb crime

Region Stop Team seeing progress in efforts to curb crime

Some officers with the Region Stop Team leave the Dorie Miller Homes after searching for a person wanted on a warrant in Gary. The team is seeing progress in efforts to curb crime in the region.

August 30, 2013 3:34 pm
Region Stop Team seeing progress in efforts to curb crime

Region Stop Team seeing progress in efforts to curb crime

The Region Stop Team arrests a man on a warrant in Gary. Since the team was created in late August, officers have made 390 traffic stops, responded to 178 suspicious incidents and made 107 arrests, according to a report recently released. 

August 30, 2013 3:34 pm
STOP Team anti-crime approach 'like fishing'

STOP Team anti-crime approach 'like fishing'

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker makes a traffic stop in Merrillville while on patrol with the STOP team.

August 28, 2013 6:27 pm

East Chicago to expand police presence in the city

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.

March 26, 2013 7:15 pm
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