EPD officers starting ‘Walking Wednesdays’

EPD officers starting ‘Walking Wednesdays’

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville police are hoping you’ll join them as they get some fresh air.

They’re starting “Walking Wednesdays” today, where officers walk around neighborhoods and meet with those in the community.

Each week, a crime prevention officer plans to pick a new area they’d like to walk in.

Assistant Chief Phillip Smith and a few other officers spent the day near Bosse High School.

“We have about 120,000 citizens and almost 300 officers. So the likelihood of you having an interaction with a police officer is not that high. So we only interact with a fragment of the population when they’re having a bad day,” explained Assistant Chief Smith. “We want to meet those individuals that we don’t get a chance to stop and see and talk to every day.

If you see them out next Wednesday, they’d love to say hello.

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