Officer Lisa Billig
, who is based in the southside mini-station , said residents often come in with questions , comments and even ask for driving directions.She
said the visible presence in a strip mall near Packard and Platt roads has impacted the neighborhood and business community.
It's easier to come here and people will walk in for things that they probably wouldn't call 911 for , Billig
said.I've had people from the neighborhoods come in with concerns ; I'm working on a parking problem with one woman right now.Unfortunately , we won't be around much longer..
The officers assigned to the mini-stations are returning to road patrol , and the community service assistants will be based downtown and given other duties.Two of the district offices - the westside and northside - were closed to the public last week , and the remaining two will be shuttered by fall.