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Monroe Police increase patrols on Heritage Trail

 


Family walk on the Heritage Trail (file)

MONROE – In an effort to provide Monroe residents with more safety and security, the village police department has begun to assign officers to concentrated patrols on the Heritage Trail.

Officers from the department’s bicycle patrol unit will be assigned to patrol the trail in conjunction with the current group of officers already patrolling on a daily basis with an electric car and foot patrols.

“We want everyone to know whether they enter into the Village of Monroe in a vehicle, on foot or on a bike, we are doing as much as we possibly can to protect them and make them feel safe,” said Administrative Sergeant Anthony Amatetti.

With the expansion of the trail into Harriman, the Monroe Police Department is now responsible for three miles of the trail.

“Our goal is to provide everyone with a safe place they can go to and enjoy with their families,” said Amatetti. “Our officers will continue to maintain a highly visible presence to insure that they trail is a safe and secure place for all to enjoy.”

Monroe officers were on patrol this week when they came upon a woman who had suddenly collapsed and became unconscious while walking on the trail. The officers summoned EMS and administered first aid until the ambulance arrived.

 


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