Harbor would benefit from more police

May 31, 2012

Regarding concerns over safety at the Inner Harbor ("Lack of familiarity breeds contempt for Baltimore," May 27), I frequently visit the harbor and have always had a pleasant experience.

That being said, there is room for improvement. The uniformed guides from the Downtown Partnership provide a worthwhile service and no doubt provide a deterrent to those who might cause problems. There is, however, a noticeable lack of police patrols. Several years ago, the patrols at the harbor were common and there were also police kiosks along the promenade. The kiosks have disappeared as have many of the patrols.

With the many events scheduled at the Inner Harbor in June and the return of Baltimore Grand Prix, the harbor will no doubt see an increase of visitors both local and out-of-town. We need to ensure the safety of those visitors. Bring back the police patrols and kiosks

Larry Hankin, Towson

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