Taxis on Patrol and DPD announce "Medina Alert"

Taxis on Patrol and DPD announce "Medina Alert"

Taxis on Patrol along with the Denver Police Department will have a press conference February 16, 2012 @ 11:30am-12:00pm at DPD Headquarters in the Art Dill Auditorium to celebrate its one-year anniversary and announce the Medina Alert-public notification specific to serious hit & run accidents! Mayor Michael B. Hancock (Denver) will speak and endorse Taxis on Patrol. Mayor Steve Hogan (Aurora) will attend the press conference along with many other law enforcement personnel, dignitaries and community partners throughout the MetroPlex.

Taxis on Patrol: January 2011, Denver Police announced a collaborative effort with taxi drivers to alert law enforcement of any suspicious activity they see while working their routes in the city. Since its January 2011 kickoff in the Denver Metro area, Taxis on Patrol (T.O.P.) volunteers have called in over hundreds of suspicious incidents and crimes in progress ranging from hit & runs, homicide, sexual assault, robbery, disturbances, drunk drivers, shootings, domestic violence situations, car-jacking, people with weapons etc. Through the continued efforts of Metro Taxi, Taxis on Patrol is continuing to gain the interest of both transportation operators and law enforcement nationally and internationally.

Taxis on Patrol now boasts partnerships with approximately fifty local, state & federal law enforcement agencies across the U.S.A. and abroad actively participating and implementing the TOP program to include taxi operators and law enforcement agencies in Australia, Alaska and S. Africa.

When: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012

Where: Denver Police Department Headquarters, 1331 Cherokee St.

Posted on February 15, 2012 (Archive on April 15, 2012)
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