“The experience I’ve had with our beat officers has been a good, working relationship,” said Ed Copelin, a graduate of Norman’s Citizens Police Academy and owner of Copelin’s Office Center.
Copelin said he likes it having beat officers and knowing who’s on duty and available. It’s also nice when officers’ presence is noticeably visible.
“They’re alert to the writing on the walls, the graffiti, and they work with business owners to try to get it cleaned up,” he said.
Copelin also said it is also good for neighborhoods because police working that beat will know the trouble spots and know what to watch for.
“It’s a good relationship,” he said. “I support the community policing concept.”