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City officials say changes are coming to downtown Greenville

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A sign welcoming people to downtown Greenville. (File/FOX Carolina) A sign welcoming people to downtown Greenville. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville city officials say changes are coming soon to the downtown area.

Police and city government officials held a press conference Saturday afternoon about what the public should expect.

City officials said that they know the city of Greenville is changing and growing, and the increase in people downtown is something criminals have also taken notice of.

In short, they'll be doing things a little differently in the future to keep people safe.

City police announced plans to increase their police force downtown. They say they'll have officers also patrolling areas where crowds are exiting events and in parking garages.

City officials announced plans to create extra lighting in dark areas and get newer, high-tech cameras with clearer pictures.

Officials also announced they'll be moving forward on plans to create a park patrol in Falls Park. The city manager said that would entail people who will report to the police department quickly if an incident does occur.

Police say one of the most important things that can be done to cut down on crime downtown is for the public to keep their eyes open, and help police out by reporting any suspicious activity.

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