The Edmond Sun

January 4, 2013

Police seek to strengthen ties with neighborhoods

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Police Department and the Edmond Community Oriented Policing Leadership Council have announced a new initiative designed to strengthen the department’s bond with residents.

Officials posted the information Thursday on the EPD’s Facebook page. The agency is encouraging Edmond homeowner’s associations to call and schedule a visit by a command staff member to their next meeting. Officials stated the intent of this initiative is to meet the community where their concerns and questions originate — in their own neighborhoods.

In the past, the department conducted town hall meetings in Edmond’s Community Center, but this new initiative aims to deliver a more personalized, local and direct approach to meeting the community members and addressing their needs and concerns.

During the visits, a member of the department’s command staff will discuss current trends and department initiatives, like the new Public Safety Center and support facilities, as well as answer and address questions from residents on any topic related to law enforcement and public safety in Edmond.

To schedule a visit at your next neighborhood homeowner’s association meeting, call Edmond Police Detective David Otwell at 359-4440.