Resident Officer Program begins in Peoria

Aug 14, 2013

Peoria’s first Resident Officer recently moved into a city owned house in the West Bluff.

City leaders gathered at the Armstrong Street residence yesterday to cut a ribbon officially designating the Resident Officer program.  It’s funded to have three officers living and working in high-crime areas in the city. The goal is for an officer's work with a specific neighborhood to improve the overall quality of life.

But as Peoria Public Radio’s Orko Manna reports, the first resident officer in Peoria is being met with some resistance: