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Ambassadors on OCC sidewalks answer visitor questions, look out for crime

      
The three Public Safety Ambassadors meeting the public and handing out materials June 10 in Old Colorado City were (from left) Nyla Otoupalik, Frank Otoupalik and Robert Scott.
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Merchants working with the City Police and Fire departments, are offering the annual summer Ambassadors program to help visitors and watch for crime concerns in Old Colorado City and the downtown.
       Starting June 10 and continuing Fridays to Sundays (from 1 to 6 p.m.) through Aug. 7, city-trained volunteers in bright green shirts are scheduled to be out on the sidewalks greeting people and handing out informational material.
       The volunteers are trained through the City Police CAPS (Community Advancing Public Safety) program “to serve our citizens and guests while providing extra sets of eyes and ears for law enforcement,” a press release states. The effort will help keep the two targeted areas (OCC and downtown) “vibrant and welcoming,” the release adds.
       In Old Colorado City, the Ambassadors are operating in conjunction with the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) business group, with the OCCA's Welcome Center at 2324 W. Colorado Ave. as the gathering point.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 6/13/16; Community: Public Safety)

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