washtenaw County Sheriff http://wemu.org en Law Enforcement Wants Community Help In Addressing Leforge Road Area Crime http://wemu.org/post/law-enforcement-wants-community-help-addressing-leforge-road-area-crime <p>While representatives from several apartment complexes to the north of Eastern Michigan University attended a neighborhood watch meeting only a handful of residents were present. &nbsp;</p><p>Law enforcement officials from EMU, Ypsilanti, and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department say it will take participation from the residents to reduce crime in the Leforge Road area.&nbsp;</p><p>Jess Spike is the Ypsilanti Township Neighborhood Watch Liaison for the sheriff's department.&nbsp; Spike says they have received more assistance since the homicide of EMU football player <a href="http://wemu.org/term/demarius-reed"><strong>Demarius Reed</strong></a>.<br /><br />A new community action team including law enforcement officers from Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan University, and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department will work on narcotics and other crimes across the city and surrounding neighborhoods.&nbsp; The new team is a result of the greater collaboration between law enforcement in the Leforge Road area after Reed's death.</p><p>Ypsilanti Township has had a similar program in place for several years and township officials say it has been successful.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:58:16 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40320 at http://wemu.org Law Enforcement Wants Community Help In Addressing Leforge Road Area Crime Ypsilanti Township Voters to Decide Four Ballot Issues Tuesday http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-township-voters-decide-four-ballot-issues-today <p>Ypsilanti Township voters will find four millage issues on the ballot Tuesday - one renewal and three increases. &nbsp;</p><p>As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, township officials say approval of the issues is critical to maintaining important services.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:27:50 +0000 Bob Eccles 33136 at http://wemu.org