Kent Police to host second community information meeting

Community members are invited to learn more about their police this month.

Community members are invited to learn more about their police this month.

The Kent Police Department is inviting the Kent community to an informational meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov.

17, at Totem Middle School. This facility is located at 26630 40th Ave. S. on Kent’s West Hill.

This is the second meeting between police leadership and community members this year. The purpose of the meeting is to address community crime concerns and introduce the resources the Kent Police can provide to assist community members in making their neighborhoods safer and more secure. Police administrators will answer questions about department operations. Members of the department’s Neighborhood Response Team and Crime Prevention unit members are also available to take input regarding specific issues within the city.

A cornerstone of the Kent Police response strategy lays in Intelligence Led Policing. This practice uses real-time crime intelligence, sharing information with police partners, pro-active problem solving and community partnerships to address the issues of crime while improving the quality of life.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to meet with our community in an informal setting and learning more about their concerns while giving them the opportunity to know us better,” said Ken Thomas, police chief. “Our goal is to strengthen the partnership we’ve developed with our citizens by building on the foundation we’ve already established.”

For more information, call 253-856-5890.

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