From the City of Columbus
COLUMBUS, GA - Commanding General Bob Brown and Mayor Teresa Tomlinson announce that Ft. Benning and the City of Columbus will be partnering to increase the sense of safety in UPtown Columbus.
Starting Friday, April 22, 2011, Military Courtesy Patrols will walk UPtown streets and business establishments until the entertainment district closes around 3:00 a.m.
The Courtesy Patrols will be unarmed senior non-commissioned officers in military uniform. Each will wear an arm band reading "Courtesy Patrol".
Though the military officers will have no law enforcement capacity, they will be able to command order of all military personnel and alert Military Police and Columbus Police, if necessary.