ROCKLAND — The City of Rockland will be hosting a Community Police Forum on Monday, June 21, 2021, from 6 - 8 p.m., via ZOOM. You can find the Zoom link on the City’s website at www.rocklandmaine.gov.
The City of Rockland is undergoing a three-step process to better connect the community and the Police Department, which includes establishing a community committee to work alongside the Police Department.
The first step will be a community forum held on June 21 where people who live or work in Rockland are encouraged to attend and voice how the public and the Police Department can work together. The intent of this forum is to share information that will be gathered for the committee to discuss collaboratively with the Police Department to strengthen the relationship between citizens and the police department.
The second step will be to establish a committee. The Mayor will appoint members to the committee from different sectors of the community to have a well-balanced group. The selected committee will establish a plan informed from the data collected at the June 21 public forum. Any interested individuals should reach out to the City Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mayor Glaser at email@example.com.
The third step will be the committee and Police Department collaborating on the plan established from step two. In this step the Police Department will answer questions gathered from step one. This step will engage the community in determining their needs for policing within the City that are equitable for all. This will provide feedback to the Police Department on citizens’ needs, concerns and priorities. The process will take the better part of a year to complete.
“We hope to see you all on the ZOOM call to participate in this community discussion,” said the City of Rockland, in a news release.