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Downtown Residents/Business Owners Enthused With Increased Police Presence

August 20th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

It’s only been a month, but apparently downtown residents and business owners are already enthused with the increased police presence on the pedestrian mall in downtown Cumberland.  A mid July meeting saw about 150 people pack Windsor Hall with any number of concerns and complaints about the downtown area- many of those focusing on loitering, panhandling, foul language and alcohol and drug activity. On Wednesday, a smaller crowd, but just as enthusiastic conducted a general round table discussion for about 90 minutes on those and other issues.  Captain Greg Leake with Cumberland City Police said that the department has made the downtown area a priority…

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