BANGOR — Bangor police are back on the walking beat due to increased reports of disorderly conduct.

This summer, a walking patrol officer helped reduce crime and quickly addressed reports of panhandling, disorderly conduct, property damage and similar behavior.

Bangor police believe that approach has been very effective. As the city refines its response to new complaints of disorderly behavior in the downtown area, police say they’ll increase their visibility by enhancing downtown walking assignments with police officers on foot and for longer periods of time.

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