On the Street Beat

Last week we saw something that required a double take – cops walking a beat on Broadway.
For many years it has been requested, but could never be accommodated because there just weren’t enough officers, according to Chief Terence Reardon. It was the first time in many years that officers have been assigned a walking beat.
Reardon said they are particularly monitoring the bus stops during school dismissal.
“When the schools let out that is one bustling place,” said the chief. “We have them there for visibility, monitoring traffic and keeping an eye on things.”

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