As part of efforts to reduce crime and increase safety in downtown Lexington, the Downtown Lexington Management District, led by McBrayer Managing Member James H. Frazier, III, will largely pay for Fayette County sheriff's deputies to patrol the downtown area in the early evenings. This effort comes as a result of increasing concern about crime in downtown Lexington, especially for business owners.
Beginning in April, deputies will patrol the downtown area from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays. The Downtown Lexington Management District will pay $65,000 of the salaries for the deputies, while the City of Lexington will pay $30,000.
Read more about this new security effort here.