Drunks Along The Iron Horse Trail
Original post made by JRM on Jun 2, 2012
on Jun 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Thanks for the information. There are a lot of elderly people , and moms with young Kids who use this trail, and it is a health and safety threat to have drunks and drug addicts loitering. Years ago I use to see volunteers with trail security windbreakers walking the trail, but have not for years.
Maybe the town of Danville information rep, Mr. Gillette, can address this situation and update on what happened to the volunteer trail people who use to walk the trail.
on Jun 4, 2012 at 10:57 am
Geoff Gillette is a registered user.
Thank you for the questions regarding policing on the Iron Horse Trail. The trail itself is the jurisdiction of the East Bay Regional Park District and they do have police who handle calls on the trail. So, if you call 9-1-1 and tell the dispatcher there is a problem on the trail, your call will be routed to EBRPD Police.
If during the course of their patrol Danville Police Officers see a suspicious subject on the trail they can and will act.
The EBRPD does have volunteers who patrol the Iron Horse Trail. Information on the trail patrol program is available on their website, Web Link.
The rule of thumb is if you see something suspicious, whether it is in your neighborhood or on the trail, please report it.
Thanks again for the question, hope this helps. Have a good day!
Public Information Coordinator
Town of Danville
on Jun 4, 2012 at 11:39 am
Mr. Gillette: Thank you very much for your information. You do a very good job of answering questions and providing information to us Danville residents, and appreciate it.