Allow our police officers to patrol our local walking paths and parks.

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Allow our police officers to patrol our local walking paths and parks.

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Kristie Jex started this petition to Clinton City Council

The city of Clinton has seen a large increase in vandalism and petty crime. The walking paths around the city have have been the area where fences have been damaged, rocks thrown into windows, access given for home and car theft and aggressive people causing alarm to adults and children alike. After speaking to Clinton City PD and neighbors I have learned of an increase in homelessness in our parks and walking paths as well as a elevated drug problem. 

After a conversation with Clinton PD, I learned that the police are no longer allowed to patrol the walking paths and parks with their patrol cars. There were complaints by some citizens that they felt inconvenienced by the patrol cars on the path as well as nervous for kids who may be walking alone.  I think you can all agree we have seen a dramatic increase in crime since this change. 

Because we have a small police force; at night the single officers can not leave their patrol car for safety and increased response time. There are bicycle patrols but these must be done with two officers. Our size does not allow for this to occur frequently. The easiest and most efficient way to patrol late at night is in patrol cars on the walking paths and in the parks. Please add your name to the concerned citizens who want to see Clinton PD reverse their decision and start this patrol again. Feel free to email your neighbors to joins as well. 

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