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Will adjust the pace entirely
Swedish city of Oskarshamn, now offers armed police to escort joggers after dark

Armed police run with troubled joggers

It is in order to fulfill a citizenship promise of increased security as the police in Oskarshamn launch jogging and walking groups for the public.
"We adjust the pace entirely to those who come," says Peter Karlsson, police inspector in Oskarshamn.

The idea of ​​launching jogging groups comes from Peter Karlsson, police inspector in Oskarshamn. He has noted that many people are interested in running and walking, but that they refrain when it's dark outside.



Runs with gun and baton

At first, Peter Karlsson and some of his colleagues will be jogging and walking with those who join up.

"It will be outside our regular working hours as we will spend our paid time for the training rounds," says Peter Karlsson.

However, the police must be equipped for service which means they have to jog with weapons, baton and handcuffs. A little bumpy, they could find out after a test trip.

"We have tried and found a vest that can fix the equipment and that works to run in," says Peter Karlsson, promising that there will be no elite pace in the jogging track.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/smaland/jogging-med-polisen-for-okad-trygghet

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