Residents of the Palmer Park area in the city's north end have instituted a citizens' patrol to help control crime in their neighborhood.
The patrol will consist of 60 volunteers who will assist police anticrime efforts by observing and reporting incidents in the area.
Working out of a base station funded by the Palmer Park Citizens Action Council, two volunteer teams will maintain contact via CB radio as they patrol the area in private cars.
Although the patrol is not yet in full operation the current staffis looking for additional volunteers in order to function 24 hours a day seven days a week.
The patrol has no law-enforcement powers and will not become involved in dangerous situations.