May 24, 2022

Colorado: “Boulder Police Begin Patrolling Library to Address Criminal Activity, Disruptive Behavior”

From The Daily Camera:

Boulder police officers this week began patrolling the city’s main library branch to help address a recent increase in reports of criminal activity and disruptive behaviors among patrons.

The library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., has full-time security officers who enforce library rules and deal with behavioral issues. But this winter, illegal behaviors and disruptive incidents have required police and paramedics to respond to the library, sometimes multiple times per day.

There were 53 reported incidents and 13 suspensions in December, a significant increase from past months, said David Farnan, library and arts director.

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