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City promotes safety with Fleet Watch program

The City of Bloomington is encouraging community members to report criminal or suspicious activity with the introduction of the Fleet Watch program.

City vehicles from the Street and Utilities departments now have Fleet Watch decals on the back, according to a press release from  Bloomington Police Department Capt. Joe Qualters.

According to the decal, “This driver can help you in reporting a problem to the Bloomington Police Department.”

The program might expand to include other city departments. City drivers have received training as part of the program.

City drivers have been instructed not to take action in potentially dangerous situations and to limit their role to being a witness, according to the release.

“The Fleet Watch Program offers a great opportunity for the Police Department to receive critical information to address criminal or suspicious activity,” Chief Michael Diekhoff said in the press release.

— Matt Stefanski

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