Police patrolling Monon Trail to ensure Hoosiers’ safety over holiday weekend

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (September 5, 2015) – Bikers, walkers, joggers, and families are all out on the Monon Trail this holiday weekend.

“There are people on the trail all of the time, it does not usually empty out until night time,” says Monon Trail user William Schilling.

With more people using the trail over Labor Day, police are patrolling the area to ensure everyone is safe. Especially after recent attacks on the trail where victims were robbed or beaten.

“I’m always happy to see police out here; it definitely makes me feel safe,” says Schilling.

The Monon Trail curfew was eliminated and is now open 24/7, allowing more time for people to possibly commit crimes in the unlit trail area.

“I think that at night the trail would also benefit from some lighting but definitely police presence just makes people feel comfortable,” says Monon Trail user Juan Perlaza.

IMPD pushed out pictures of mounted officers patrolling the Monon Trail on their social media account — letting everyone know they are watching closely.

“This city is growing so quickly and you see more and more folks on the Monon, so it would be great to have that police presence because it would give people the confidence to come out. It would also help more businesses to invest around here and it would be great for the city,” says Perlaza.

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