BEDFORD — Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to announce that the Bedford Police Department is launching a new patrol program to address nuisance concerns in public spaces.
Bedford Police will begin patrolling public spaces by bicycle and golf cart that are not able to be reached by a cruiser this June in order to enforce drug and alcohol laws, trespassing and other nuisance offenses.
Areas to be patrolled include the bike path from South Road to the Lexington town line, the railroad bed from South Road to the Concord town line, the bike path from Loomis Street to the Billerica town line and the Bedford shopping center. Police will also patrol other areas accessible by bicycle and at community events in town.
“Our goal with these patrols is to allow our officers to partake in face-to-face interactions with our residents and visitors, and to dissuade and end illegal and nuisance activity in these areas,” Chief Bongiorno said. “Everyone should be able to enjoy our bike paths, go to the shopping center and partake in recreational opportunities in Bedford without these annoyances.”
The patrols will be scheduled for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, during which these areas are most highly trafficked.