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March 29th, 2010
SMPD to hold public 'Year in Review'

032910williamsaSan Marcos Police Department Chief Howard Williams. File photo.

STAFF REPORT

San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Chief Howard Williams will hold a “Year in Review” public briefing on local crime trends and other police-related issues Tuesday at San Marcos City Hall, 630 East Hopkins Street.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The presentation will be broadcast live on the city’s cable television channels, which are channel 10 on Time-Warner and Channel 16 on Grande Communications.

The session is the SMPD’s annual briefing to discuss the department’s goals, crime statistics, and police activity. Williams and SMPD command staff members will speak.

“We believe that the police department should be accountable, publicly, to the community we serve.  We will brief citizens on our programs and give them an opportunity to ask us questions about the police services we deliver,” said Williams.

The briefing will cover crime trends, patrol activity, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, sex offenders, parking enforcement, recruitment and hiring, training, use of less-lethal weapons, crime prevention, Citizens Police Academy, school resource officers, victims services, bicycle and foot patrols, loud party enforcement, and narcotics.

Williams also will discuss the annual racial profiling report and the use of police force statistics.

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