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August 1st, 2008
Kyle PD implements monthly "community watch" program

Beginning August 18, 2008, the Kyle Police Department will kick-off a new community outreach program designed to open lines of communication between the police department and Kyle area residents with the first “Community Crime Watch” monthly meeting.The Kyle Police department has created the “Community Crime Watch” program to begin fostering an open, involved, and collaborative partnership with the community, said Kyle Police Chief Michael Blake. “Via these monthly meetings, it is the department’s goal is to share information regarding crime and traffic trends, and to help our residents be better informed on matters that may affect them; their families; their neighborhoods or their businesses.”

The department also intends to create specific opportunities to listen to the residents who the department is sworn to serve, and to actually hear first-hand their questions and concerns.

“As a public safety service provider, the police department seeks to be an open, transparent and highly accessible sub-component of local government services, said Blake. “We want to let our citizens know who we are, what we do, and how we together, citizens and police alike, can continue to make Kyle “the” premier city in central Texas to live, work and play.”

Police department representatives including the Chief, the Patrol Captain, neighborhood beat officers and detectives will be on hand to share information and insight, and to individually respond to specific questions and concerns.

This program serves as the first step in a number of new community-based initiatives that the department hopes to implement over the next twelve months.

The meeting will be hosted at the Kyle City Hall on Monday, August 18, 2008, beginning at 6:30pm.

All residents are encouraged to attend and become an integral part in maintaining the high quality of life we enjoy here in the city of Kyle.

By JERRY HENDRIX
Director of Communications – City of Kyle

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