Keeping an Open Line of Communication
Several security cameras in the city of Hazleton are monitoring the MINSEC building and surrounding areas. The half-way house that sits on Broad Street doesn’t sit too well with many residents, but Hazleton’s top cop is doing his best to keep an open line of communication with the MINSEC administration. In an effort to keep the community safer, police chief Frank DeAndrea, is establishing a new line of communication with MINSEC administrators and trying to work with them. Chief DeAndrea tells News 13, Minsec has granted city police access to their inmate data base, giving them information of who lives there and when they are permitted to leave the building. In addition, Minsec has agreed to notify city police anytime a resident absconds or escapes. Although Minsec is required to call State Police when this happens, they are not required to call city police, but will do so as a courtesy.