Blue Springs, Mo. – On November 10 at 6 p.m., the Blue Springs Police Department and the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board will host its fifth annual public forum to discuss a series of issues related to public safety in Blue Springs. The forum will take place in the Municipal Annex, 1304 W Main Street and is open to the public.
“Our agenda will include presentations by Sgt. Colby Lalli who will be speaking about the Leadership Challenge program and Officer Terri Klote who will be speaking about the Girls on Fire program,” said Advisory Board Chairman Tom Echerd. “These meetings represent the Board’s ongoing efforts to keep residents informed and engaged in the activities of our Blue Springs Police Department.”
At a recent meeting, the Board established the following topics that are of great interest to the community and will be on the agenda for the November 10 public forum:
• The Blue Springs Police Department’s Traffic Control Unit has made a concerted effort to reduce speeding violations in areas where accidents frequently occur, school zones and other areas in response to citizen’s requests. What concerns do you have regarding the enforcement of traffic ordinances in our community? What suggestions do you have?
• What changes in coverage or services provided by our Animal Control unit would you like to see?
• What other services related to public safety would you like the Blue Springs Police Department to provide or help coordinate?
“I encourage all residents to come and provide any input they may have. It is through the community’s partnership with the Blue Springs Police Department that we will be able to create and maintain the safest community possible,” Blue Springs Police Chief Wayne McCoy said. “We value everyone’s input; by working together we can celebrate our successes while gaining an understanding of those areas where residents feel we can do better.”
About the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board
The Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board was created by City Ordinance in August 2009 as are commendation of the Mayor-appointed Public Safety Advisory Task Force. The six-member board is comprised of two residents from each City Council District, along with non-voting ex officio members that include representatives from the Blue Springs Police Department, City Council and a student from the Blue Springs School District. The Board has met monthly since its inaugural meeting in August, 2009.
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