John Pavelich, Chief of University Circle Police Department, has worked for the department since the 1970's. He describes how private police departments are organized, and specifically talks about the history, funding, procedures, and concerns of the UCI police, as well as their working relationship with the Cleveland Police Department. UCI police, act as "ambassadors," to the public in the University Circle area, reducing crime by educating the public in safety issues. He describes the police response to student protests in the late 1960's and 1970's and the relative quiet campus of Case Western Reserve University. Public education, added security and car garages have all helped to reduce crime in the area, which Pavelich describes as "one of the safer areas of the city," He also talks briefly about Little Italy, the Hessler Street Fair, and Playhouse Square.
Pavelich, John (interviewee)
Calder, James (interviewer)
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"John Pavelich Interview, 19 March 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 920006.