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Redwood City Police and Fire Departments Announce Town Hall Meeting Schedule

"Coffee with the Cops" Schedule Also Announced

Post Date:02/21/2013

For Immediate Release
February 21, 2013

Contact: 
JR Gamez
Redwood City Police Chief
650-780-7122
jrgamez@redwoodcity.org

Redwood City, CA - In January of this year, the Redwood City Police and Fire Departments announced a collaboration to prevent violence and enhance safety at neighborhood schools. The comprehensive plan included synchronizing response procedures between the two departments in addition to training school staff regarding protocols for sheltering in place or responding to violent intruders on campus. The positive response to the initiative from those involved was overwhelming.

In an effort to expand the benefits of this groundbreaking initiative to the greater community, the Police and Fire Departments will be hosting a series of Town Hall-style community meetings. The theme of this year's Town Hall meetings is: "Residents and Public Safety working in partnership to improve our neighborhoods." 

One meeting per quarter will be held during 2013, beginning in March, at varied locations throughout the city. The Town Hall meetings will be facilitated by members of the Police and Fire Departments. Residents will hear formal presentations about programs and services offered by each department and participate in a facilitated discussion to voice their concerns about public safety issues in their community.

In addition to the Town-Hall meetings, the Police Department will continue its popular "Coffee with the Cops" events. "Coffee with the Cops" is a program implemented by the Redwood City Police Department in an effort to enhance communication between community members and the police department. "Coffee with the Cops" is an informal event designed to allow citizens the opportunity to ask questions and learn about new programs and efforts the police department is currently focusing on in their neighborhood. During "Coffee with the Cops," no formal presentation takes place, so citizens are welcome to drop in anytime during the event. Citizens will have the opportunity to meet the officers who are working in their neighborhoods. Officers will be answering questions, passing out crime prevention information, connecting citizens with City services, and helping citizens get connected to the Redwood City Police Department's Social Media sites.

Town Hall Meetings:

Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 7-8:30 pm

Peninsula Covenant Church
3560 Farm Hill Blvd
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7-8:30 pm

St. Pius Church
1100 Woodside Road
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7-8:30 pm

Redwood Shores Library
399 Marine Parkway
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7-8:30 pm

Coffee with the Cops Events:

Canyon Coffee Roastery
3203 Oak Knoll Drive
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:30 to 9am

Hoover Family Center
701 Charter Street
Friday, April 12, 2013, 8:30 to 10 am

Starbucks
Marsh Manor
955 Marsh Road
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 5:30 to 7 pm

Summit CoffeeRoosevelt Plaza
2137 Roosevelt
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 8 to 9:30 am

Franklin Street CafféSequoia Station
1053 El Camino Real
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 2 to 3:30 pm

Starbucks
820 Woodside Road
Sunday, July 21, 3 to 4:30 pm

Peet’s Coffee
2600 Broadway
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 8 to 9:30 am

StarbucksRedwood Shores
264 Redwood Shores Parkway
Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Visit Redwood City's award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City's email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/newsletters.

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