WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A new Warren police substation has opened right in the center of a Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority Development at 1970 Hazelwood St. S.E.
After several years of preparation, city leaders and members of the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority cut the ribbon on the new substation at the Trumbull Homes development in Warren.
“I love having police presence on the properties. I think it reinforces the commitment that we have to our residents to make sure they have a safe place to live,” said TMHA Executive Director Donald Emerson.
Patrolman Tim Parana has been working the Trumbull Homes beat beat for 15 years. He said most of the problems are not from people living here, but from outsiders coming in.
“We have had multiple, multiple shots fired calls in this area unfortunately, so I think with the presence of us here walking the beat, being out with the marshals, it is going to make a difference and curb the violence,” Parana said.
The new office gives police a place to write reports and keep an eye on the property with some high-quality surveillance cameras positioned throughout the development.
Several residents of the Trumbull Homes said they are happy to see the substation open. Charles Farmer has lived there for 32 years and he said the substation is long overdue.
Since the substation is inside the TMHA administration building, Emerson said it won’t cost the housing authority any additional money because they already have a contract with the city when it comes to policing services.