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Veterans on Patrol operates 3 camps

Posted at 5:49 PM, Nov 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-22 19:49:52-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Veterans on Patrol is operating camps for homeless individuals in Arizona and expanding outreach in Tucson to other parts of the community.
    
The Arizona Daily Star reports 24-hour security, military-style tents and free meals are offered to veterans and women who stay at the camp near Tucson's Santa Rita Park.
    
Men who are not veterans can camp for three days before they need to start helping out.
    
Members have started regular visits to other Tucson homeless camps.
    
Veterans on Patrol set up Camp Alpha in Phoenix three months ago, followed by Tucson's Camp Bravo and the recent establishment of Camp Charlie in Nogales.
    
Group founder and program director Michael Lewis Arthur Meyer said members report issues to police.
    
Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan says the department has a working relationship with Meyer's group.