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Green-shirted Ambassadors greet OCC visitors, provide extra 'eyes and ears'

       Merchants working with the City Police and Fire departments are offering the annual summer Ambassadors service in Old Colorado City and the downtown.
       The outreach effort started in early June and will continue Fridays to Sundays (from noon to 6 p.m. in Old Colorado City) through Aug. 6. The program consists of city-trained volunteers in bright green shirts on the sidewalks randomly greeting people and handing out informational material.
       The volunteers are trained through the City Police CAPS (Community Advancing Public Safety) program “to help citizens, meet merchants, and identify safety and logistical issues in order to keep the areas inviting and vibrant,” a press release states. “Officers appreciate having the extra sets of eyes and ears on the streets, too!”
       In Old Colorado City, the CAPS volunteers are working in conjunction with the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) business group. The OCCA's Welcome Center at 2324 W. Colorado Ave. is the gathering point.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 6/25/17; Community: Public Safety)

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