The Brown Department of Public Safety has been honored for extraordinary service to the community by the College Hill Neighborhood Association. “Today our neighborhood is reaping the benefits of the newly expanded level of partnership between the Brown University Department of Public Safety and the Providence Police Department,” the association wrote in a citation accepted by Brown Police Chief Mark Porter. “We recognize the significant steps that have been taken by the Department of Public Safety to develop their resources that extend from the University borders to the edges of the College Hill neighborhood.” Over the last year, the department has stepped up foot, bicycle, and vehicle patrols and started a new traffic enforcement project.