Security Changes Coming To Katy Trail In Dallas

Kristin Weisell
June 26, 2019 - 6:57 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - People running, walking or biking on the trail may come across some people in gold shirts.

Those people in gold shirts are the new security officers from Ameritex Guard Services. They were hired by the nonprofit Friends of the Katy Trail. 

Dallas police officers normally patrol the trail, but they're needed for more pressing matters due to the shortage of officers in the city. Hiring these new security guards frees the police officers to go elsewhere they're needed. 

The Friends of the Katy Trail say you might still see Dallas officers patrolling the trail occasionally. 

The new security officers will be on the Katy Trail weekday evenings and all day on weekends.

Walkers, runners and bikers are also reminded to stay aware of their own surroundings, and always call 911 if they're in a dangerous situation.