In this file photo, East Chicago Chief Of Police Mark Becker makes a traffic stop in Merrillville while on patrol with the STOP team. Becker said the ShotSpotter technology used in the Regional Crime Report will let residents know if people are shooting guns in their neighborhood.
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.
Gary STOP team leader Gary Police Lt. Samuel Roberts, center, passes out stickers to children at the Dorie Miller Homes in Gary.
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.
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.
GARY | A young, shirtless boy peered into East Chicago Chief Mark Becker's squad last Monday and asked, meekly, if he had any doughnuts.
The Region STOP team, made up of several local police departments, patrols Gary in an effort to curb crime.
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.
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.
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.
East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker makes a traffic stop in Merrillville while on patrol with the STOP team.
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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