This story was originally aired by KWCH News on March 28, 2018

Meeting held about downtown safety

By Staff

The President of Wichita's downtown neighborhood association says he wants more police resources in his part of town.

It was the topic of last night's meeting with people who live downtown, Wichita police, and business owners.

Jason Van Sickle asked community to give officers in the area the tools they need to succeed.

"We need to provide them with more resources, and support them with more resources now because they have been understaffed for ten or more years and it's time for us as a community if we want good emergency services to get behind our police department and get them the resources they need," says Van Sickle.

City council recently took action to cut down on panhandling across the city. It's now a misdemeanor punishable with a $500 fine.