Neighborhoods get new, old SAFE officers

After a three-month maternity leave, Community Crime Prevention Specialist Jennifer Neale is back to work with a new partner, SAFE Officer Karl Olson. Neale and Olson are the CCP/Safe team for the Kingfield, East Harriet and Tangletown neighborhoods.

Olson, a newcomer to the SAFE unit, is a five-year veteran of the 5th precinct police force, where he worked on the community response and directed patrol detail. He said he’s looking forward to the change.

Neale said initially that the main concentration for their team is going to be to focus on goals outlined by the neighborhoods, such as decreasing graffiti, increasing home and business security and working to get block clubs organized.