JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) – Jeffersonville Police are expected to present their city council Monday night with a plan build a stronger police presence.
Chief Chris Grimm says the extra officers are needed since the opening of the Big Four Bridge.
He says four officers are providing 24 hour security for the walkers and cyclist who have been enjoying the newly opened side of the bridge.
“It’s very nice. Last year we went across the bridge to the fence at the other end and now I’m very excited to come back [and] that you can go all the way across and see this town and it’s very nice, bridge pedestrian Zack Berger said.
Grimm plans to see grant money to cover the cost for the additional officers.
The city of Jeffersonville did provide temporary relief by hiring a private security company to patrol the ramp and surrounding areas.