Buffalo Police Increase Foot Patrols

November 22, 2010 Updated Nov 22, 2010 at 7:40 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

November 22, 2010 Updated Nov 22, 2010 at 7:40 PM EDT

Buffalo Police and city leaders are promising to keep the streets safe this Thanksgiving week, adding extra security measures and man-power in the city's entertainment district and beyond. Starting Wednesday, extra police foot patrols and security measures will be added throughout the Queen City. The measures are part of ongoing initiatives by the Buffalo Police Department to reduce and remove crime from the streets. The patrols will be implemented in every Buffalo district.

"Through the use of foot patrols and public safety measures, our service to the community will meet the specific needs of residents during the holidays," said Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has approved police overtime for the initiative and says this will not be a temporary effort. Brown says the foot patrols will now be a routine part of the department's patrol operations.