Toledo to unveil new team policing unit


Toledo city and county officials will hold a conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday to unveil a new team policing unit for the downtown and uptown areas.

The news conference will be held in the Civic Center Mall, behind the Safety Building, 525 N. Erie St.

The team will include one Toledo police officer and one Lucas County Sheriff's deputy, who will work together to patrol the downtown courthouse square and business district area, city officials announced in a news release.

In addition to driving a specially marked patrol car, the officers will also walk around the downtown area during patrols, the release states.