For many people, parks are places to exercise, gather, and have fun. But-many people can agree- these places can be safer.
“I know a lot of incidents have happened at this park. Lots of stolen cars left around this area. I live right around the corner, we had two cars stolen from our house,” said Garrett Mosely, a resident.
In some parks, there are more patrols and even security cameras. But come 2022- city officials are hoping for more. $800,000 was approved for park safety measures such as lighting fences and cameras.
“I feel like city parks in general, we need to have safe places for children to play so I think this is a positive thing. I think as long as it’s done in a way that doesn’t affect the surrounding community, it’s going to be really helpful,” said resident Michael De La O.
In addition, about $600,000 has been allocated to hire 10 additional security officers who will be dedicated to patrolling city parks.
For information on job opportunities in the City of Albuquerque, visit, http://cabq.gov/jobs.
https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/cabq-pushes-for-more-park-safety-and-security-/6345405/?cat=500 CABQ promotes greater park safety and security