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Mo. cops to do 'tourism-oriented' policing?

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said that officers could begin keeping local tourism brochures in patrol vehicles, in order to instantly provide guests with information they seek

By Brennan David
Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia police will play a prominent role in the future marketing of local tourism by beefing up their presence during social events and providing customer service to visitors.

Police administrators attended a seminar on Wednesday, hosted by the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, which focused on tourism-oriented policing. The strategy is aimed at enhancing the out-of-town guest experience by providing information, security and customer service.

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