Annmarie Gast ’15: “Cop on the block Feasability Study”

Binder #97

Major: Political Science

Passion: Human Rights, Health and Wellness

Organization: Mid-Central Community Action, Bloomington Police Dept.

Project Summary:

The WBRP’s West Bloomington Neighborhood Plan talks about increasing safety on the West Side by bringing in a neighborhood watch and other safety procedures. Additionally, they talk about revitalizing houses on the West Side and increasing home-ownership, which can be addressed through the cop on the block program.

My specific role in this project will be to come up with a proposal to present to the police department on how the cop on the block project will work in Bloomington, and assesses the feasibility of the project in the area.

A note from Annmarie:

“The best advice I can give you is to just dive right in. You don’t know what you can do until you start.”