UTICA, N.Y. -- It started with increased surveillance in Utica parks, and now Utica police will be regularly patrolling.
The city unveiled a new tool for the job – a utility terrain vehicle or UTV.
It can access parks and places where police have historically have had a difficult time responding in the past.
The mayor says Utica has the state's third largest park system in the state, behind New York City and Buffalo.
The new UTV will also be used during winter storms.
The cost of the UTV is about $30,000.