Police, Community Partner During National Night Out Festivities

(Atmosphere of Tumbling members put on a show during National Night Out Against Violence on Tuesday. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press). Wednesday, August 6, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD — More than 400 people converged on Veteran’s Memorial Park just east of the Maywood Police department last night for National Night Out Against Violence. Since 1984, communities across the United … Continue reading Police, Community Partner During National Night Out Festivities

Hundreds Gather at ‘Night Out’ for Crime’s Going Away Party

By Michael Romain MAYWOOD — For several hours Tuesday, the grounds of Veterans Memorial Park underwent a carnival-like conversion. An inflatable bounce house was setup just behind the police station, a DJ was positioned further east and smoke from grills warming jumbo hotdogs tinted the early evening’s air. “We come to give crime a going away party,” said Village Manager William Barlow to a crowd … Continue reading Hundreds Gather at ‘Night Out’ for Crime’s Going Away Party

Police Chief Tim Curry Talks Bryeon Hunter, MAPS, Crime Reduction

By Michael Romain Maywood – Police Chief Tim Curry was born and raised in Maywood. He joined the force on March 15, 1985 and was installed as Chief on June 12, 2009. Measured against the much shorter tenures of village managers and police chiefs in the past, Curry’s four years at the helm are refreshingly stable. The relative longevity, he says, provides him with an … Continue reading Police Chief Tim Curry Talks Bryeon Hunter, MAPS, Crime Reduction