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Police Launch Downtown Foot Patrol Unit

February 2, 2012 10:46 AM | News

Winnipeg police officers walk through Central Park on February 1, 2012. (WPGCAMERAMAN / CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Police Service has created a Downtown Foot Patrol Unit to ensure the safety of citizens in the city’s downtown area.

The unit will consist of eight officers working seven days a week during the day and in the evening on various beats throughout the downtown.

Police say the unit began operating on January 29 and will not replace ongoing efforts of uniform patrol and community support unit operations. Members will be tasked with enhancing community relationships, enhancing public safety and crime prevention efforts downtown.