Homeless, out in the cold : News-Record.com : Greensboro

GREENSBORO — When it was so cold at 7 a.m. Monday that his police cruiser was slow to start, Capt. Wayne Scott knew what his first task should be when he arrived at work: dispatch a squad to check on the homeless.

Starting at 8:30 a.m., a unit of eight officers who were bundled up for cold-weather duty fanned out to bridges, railroad trestles and treelines of Scott’s central division, which encompasses most of the makeshift homeless camps near downtown.

With temperatures in the teens, the marching orders were to remind people outside that there was shelter available if they wanted to come inside.

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