Monday, January 24, 2011


Denver Police say they're training taxi drivers to be "first responders" and alert law enforcement of any suspicious activity they see while working their routes in the city.

Police say the four major taxi companies in the city are participating in a program that is being called "Taxis on Patrol." KUSA-TV reports that as many as 1,200 drivers will be trained to participate. The cabs in the program will have a "Taxis on Patrol" design.

Police Cmdr. Tony Lopez says the initiative's goal is to make the city safer...