Yakima Police bike patrols are back in the downtown area. They started Monday. Spokesman Mike Bastinelli says the goal is to have the patrols operating 7 days a week. He says they not only work to keep the area safe but also work with downtown business owners. "Just to have a better communication with people downtown."
Bastinelli says the officers on bike and foot patrols in the downtown area will work through the summer until school starts again in the fall when the officers will then go back to work in schools as resource officers.