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City Council plans July 29 study session on reimagining police services

Posted on July 26, 2021 at 9:08 pm by Clay Curtin

Join us at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 29, for a special City Council study session on reimagining police services. This community conversation will be the starting point of a series of meetings that seek to address: 

  • Questions generated from City Council and our community in 2020 
  • What the Police Department is doing right now about reform and progressive policing 
  • What is in progress and within easy reach 
  • What the future holds for progressive policing

Police Chief Dave Norris will make a presentation and answer questions.

The Police Department uses a community policing philosophy with a combination of partnerships and city resources to problem solve and increase public trust. Over the years, the Police Department, in partnership with the community, was able to realize that our combined efforts, with persistence, can dramatically reduce crime rates. There will be future conversations where police staff, with residents and businesses, will have the opportunity to collaborate and work together in shaping what public safety looks like in our community and address public safety concerns.

Police continue to build relationships and encourage community members to become active participants in making Menlo Park a safer place to live, work and play. Chief Norris is committed to open lines of communication between the police and public. Chief Norris understands that learning is a two-way process and to problem solve, inclusion is the best means to achieve our goals. Everyone has a voice at the table. Our community and business members are our most valuable resources.

View the City Council agenda.