Officers in the
are getting to know their residents face to face, on foot. This spring, expect to see officers out of their cruisers and cruising the sidewalks.
Their officers are taking steps toward a safer community, bringing back foot patrol platoons.
On Friday, a pair worked along Clark Avenue near West 25th Street.
"We like to go in to the stores that we haven't been in and introduce ourselves to the managers or the owners. I'm sure they'd like to see some police presence walking around down here," said Patrolmen Kevin Smith.
"We're showing the store owners that we care by going inside and getting to know everyone better. We'll know the area a lot better walking around talking to people, just letting the public know we're out here," said Patrolman Kevin Navratil.