Wichita Police Increase Presence In Old Town

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Wichita Police will increase their presence in Old Town starting this weekend.

Police and Old Town Association are responding to the four weekends of consecutive shootings around the area.

Lt. Doug Nolte said that ten additional officers will be in Old Town to patrol the entertainment district and help with traffic control.

"Our goal is to make Old Town a safe and viable entertainment district, especially after dark," said Nolte. "It ultimately comes down to people taking personal responsibility and doing the right things by not choosing violence."

Police said the problems mostly occur between midnight and 3 a.m., when bars and clubs are closing.

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