NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The city of New Haven was presented with a national safety award on Tuesday.
The award recognizes the city for it’s community policing. The alliances between local residents, non-profits, and police have helped make New Haven’s Newhallville neighborhood a safer place to live.
The Metlife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award includes a $20,000 grant.
The city says Newhallville is already changing.
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“We can show new buyers coming into the area, houses are becoming more attractive and appealing to our first-time home buyers,” said Jim Paley, New Haven’s Neighborhood Housing Services. “It’s wonderful to see transition of neighborhood taking place.”
New Haven is the first city in Connecticut to be recognized with this national award.