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MAY 2019

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28 POLICE MAY 2019 Find Suspect Vehicles Faster by Searching for Vehicle Characteristics PHOTO: GET T Y IMAGES is could include predatory or overly aggressive homeless people; gangsters who are there to steal, vandalize, sell drugs, recruit, or intimidate others; team and/or the posted security guard, if they have one. You'll want to say hello to normal pa- trons and chase out problem patrons. lice or sheriff's department come by on a regular basis. ey know us, we know them, they know the problem patrons here, and they help keep us safe." So in the spirit of making more work for yourself and your beat partners, if you have a library branch in your service area, add it to your list of stops. In my Per- fect Library World, an officer or a deputy would visit the library on an irregular basis, saying hello to the staff, greeting the nice, normal patrons, and giving the hard eye to potentially or actually prob- lematic patrons in the building. MAKE LIBRARIES PART OF PATROL You don't have to go to your local library branch every day. Pick a few moments out of your patrol month. You could come by once a week for a quick walk- through, or twice in one day, or three times a week. During this visit you can simply say hello to the relieved staff, check the restrooms, walk the exterior perimeter, and talk over any security or crime problems with the leadership Crooks at Your Local Library

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