Ask a Cop: Monitoring Restaurants At Night?
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Question: What is the department's policy on monitoring restaurants late at night? Is having multiple squad cars in one area in the public's best interest and a proper use of tax dollars?
Answer: The Police Department does keep track of locations in the city where we have repeated calls for service and/or arrests, and many of those locations are businesses known for their nightlife. Due to these repeated incidents, usually disturbances and assaults, we flag these locations for increased patrol and proactive policing. Disturbances and assaults are much less likely to occur when there is an officer plainly visible in the vicinity. However, these officers are also available to respond to incidents as needed away from the targeted problem area.