Business owner joins forces with local pastors to reduce crime

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There’s power in numbers, it’s a lesson bestowed on Frank Scavio, the owner of Paesan’s Pizza since he was a kid. That’s why he’s partnering with local pastors, police, and city leaders to stop crime in his area.

“We’re not looking to point any fingers. We just want everyone to come together, let’s all get our ideas together and see what we can do,” he said.

Bishop Avery Comithier started Pastors on Patrol two years ago.

This is the second meeting he’s had with Scavio. Together, he believes they can come up with solutions. “Businesses need the people and the people need the businesses,” said Comithier.

The plan is for them to set up patrols in the five areas of Albany. They’re still in their early stages of strategizing, but the plan is to bring tranquility and security to both businesses and residents.