Lt. David Schiavulli, District 8 Police Commander, had one quick answer when SNA volunteer Jessica Jenner asked him what people can do to combat crime in Summit today.

“Graffiti on North Main; we need citizen help,” the Lieutenant told Jessica, “Graffiti is generally created by juveniles, who may be active any time of the day or night. If you see someone with a spray can or fat marker, call the Police Department emergency number 272-1111. “

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atear · May 9, 2006 at 10:58 am

This is cross-posted from Urban Planet’s discussion on graffiti in Providence…

A quick Google search turned up the following nice resources:
Providence Mayor’s Anti-Graffiti Hotline
City Hall, First Floor
Phone: 1-800-824-4377 or 1-800-TAGGERS

Separately, I found this number as well…
Graffiti Anti-Graffiti Patrol 421-7740 x 300

I’m not sure what the difference is…

Since its inception in September 1993, the Mayor’s Anti-Graffiti Network has removed more than 15,000 graffiti “tags” across the city. The Anti-Graffiti Patrol is dispatched by radio and removes paint with an airless paint sprayer, or with high pressure water and sand called hydrosanding, or with soluable chemicals.

Removal advice and resources:

Suggestions from Burlington, VT (one of my favorite cities):

Tips from Minneapolis, MN:

Tips from Columbus, OH:

A pdf of a report of safe removal products:

Some local companies with services:

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