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For Immediate Release

Redwood City Police Chief To Host Third “Town Hall” Meeting

Redwood City, CA - July 9, 2012 - Redwood City Police Chief JR Gamez will be hosting the third of four scheduled Town Hall-style community meetings, each of which is held in a different area of the City. The meetings are being held to provide the opportunity for people to participate along with others from their own neighborhoods, to discuss issues which may be of importance to that specific area.

The third meeting will be held:

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 7 – 8:30 pm
    Woodside Plaza, Oak Knoll/Edgewood Park, and Farm Hill Neighborhood Associations
    Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue

Two previous neighborhood meetings with the Chief were held in May and June, inviting people from the Palm Park, Redwood Oaks, Roosevelt, Centennial, Stambaugh-Heller, Friendly Acres, and Redwood Village areas. The fourth scheduled meeting will be October 9 in Redwood Shores.

These gatherings are an important way for residents and police to create partnerships, to learn from one another, and to build trusting, cooperative relationships that are the very foundation of a strong, safe community,” says Chief Gamez.” We can only do this if we talk to each other, and that’s what these Town Hall meetings are all about.”

The meetings offer a way for people to meet the Chief and his command staff, to create connections between the community and the Police Department, exchange information, and engage in small-group discussions around neighborhood issues. From these Town Hall meetings, the Chief and his staff will also gain the community’s perspectives and concerns on law enforcement and related issues for each area. The meetings are facilitated by the collaborative group Redwood City 2020, working with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center.

The Redwood City Police Department’s website is at, where residents can learn about the Department, get burglary prevention tips, sign up for alerts and newsletters, report a minor crime online, get police reports, view Redwood City’s crime map online, chat live online with a police officer, and more. Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s newsletters and other City documents at


Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager

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