Temecula establishes Old Town policing team

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The city of Temecula will be implementing an Old Town Policing Team that will be dedicated to serving in Old Town Temecula and the team will be based out of the sub-station at city hall. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
A dedicated team of sheriff’s deputies has been established to police Old Town Temecula, city officials said. According to an announcement released March 5, the city is partnering with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to implement enhancements to law enforcement in Old Town and “provide added engagement with business owners, employees and residents.” The new dedicated team will include six sheriff’s deputies, two traffic enforcement motorcycle deputies, one supervisor, one community services officer and one investigator. The city described the new team as similar to downtown “metro policing teams” in larger cities. “The popularity of Old Town continues with its beautifully staged street-side dining and unique shops,” Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards sai
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