Police recently finished their January version of the Community Harmony Program in Bryn Mawr, noted Commissioner Scott Zelov at the Feb. 1 Board of Commissioners meeting.
The program involves preemptive visits to student apartments by Lower Merion police officers to encourage them to be good neighbors.
“We remind them that they live in a community with long-time residents and they are visitors to that community,” Zelov said.
Eight students were arrested or issued citations in central Bryn Mawr the last week in January, he added.
“It is a drain—we have to put additional resources in that area to address that problem,” McGrath said, adding police also visit students the day after an incident to remind them of what occurred.
And the earlier the reminder, the better, Zelov said.
“The shift starts at 7,” McGrath said.