Williston beefs up police patrols when bars close
Published 12/31/2012, Associated Press
Williston Police Officer Walter Hall pulled on his gloves and hat, gearing up for the chilly night at about 12:45 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning. Hall, who has worked in Williston since 2008 after moving from Montana, said the strategy of increasing presence in the area around closing time, implemented early in the summer, has improved safety by cutting down on incidents and promoting officers' communication with business owners and the public.Word count: 645
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