Columbias new team of police, fire inspectors and code enforcement officials tonight begins its patrols of popular hospitality districts.
The team will meet at 11 a.m. to review administrative issues and finish some paper work. At 7 p.m., the five team members will begin their patrols on Main Street, said Columbia Police Deputy Chief Ruben Santiago. The group will move from Main Street to the Vista to Five Points, he said.
On Friday, they will patrol the Harbison area, Santiago said.
Santiago described the first two nights of patrol as a dry run for the team.
Were going to assess what were dealing with and how were going to approach this, Santiago said.