This morning, the Bedford Police Department met with Urban Air representatives to discuss areas of concern regarding Urban Air patrons, both inside the business and on the property. Urban Air has recently taken the following measures:
Added an off-duty, uniformed police officers during peak weekend times to help discourage loitering in the surrounding area, in coordination with Bedford Police.
Implemented a “no re-entry” rule Friday and Saturday nights, so teens know that they can’t leave for whatever reason and still get back inside.
Only paying guests or adult chaperones of paying guests will be admitted into the park.
Changed internal policy to increase communication with the Bedford PD to report any sort of suspicious activity in the area.
Following the meeting with Bedford Police, Urban Air also plans to take the following actions:
Having on-site security do sweeps outside the building,
Calling Bedford Police faster if an issue does occur inside the faculty
Requesting Police give criminal trespass warnings to guests who cause trouble so they can’t return to the property
Be on the lookout for loitering and report it to the Police in surrounding that could potentially move to Urban Air
Provide ongoing employee training
In addition, Bedford Police will continue doing directed patrols in the shopping center area, including walking the property on the weekends. The City is grateful for Urban Air officials’ responsiveness to the City’s request to discuss these issues and look forward to working more closely together so everyone can enjoy this valuable Bedford business for years to come. The City will continue to pursue any outstanding issues that are occurring on the property, which is not owned by Urban Air. Anyone who sees a potential crime occurring should call 9-1-1.