Board Approves Operation Impact’s Expansion to Aldermanic District 14 

March 31, 2017

Now in its tenth year of providing funds for crime-deterring surveillance cameras, alley lighting and police patrols, the near South Side’s Operation Impact will be expanding its services into Aldermanic District 14, including parts of Bay View.

Operation Impact founder District 8 Ald. Bob Donovan and District 14 Ald. Tony Zielinski said the expansion will be Operation Impact’s first foray outside of the Second Police District on the near South Side and farther south into the the Sixth Police District. The Operation Impact board approved the expansion during a meeting in March.

“Operation Impact has demonstrated that by leveraging private resources to the public’s benefit, you can foster a profound improvement in public safety,” Zielinski said. “I am very excited and grateful that we will be able to offer the added security of surveillance cameras to parts of my district.”

Ald. Donovan said that Operation Impact would work together with city leaders and the community to determine where resources can best be utilized.

“Thanks to the philanthropy of the individuals and the foundations that support Operation Impact and the way that this program has engaged residents, we are able to continue expanding beyond the original scope of the program,” Donovan said. “The much needed crime-fighting techniques that Operation Impact allows us to deploy are clearly in demand, and I’m thankful to the board for their foresight in recognizing the potential this expanded footprint has to help the city.”

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