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August 2nd, 2008
City of Kyle Blog: KPD to launch community crime watch initiative

From the City of Kyle

Beginning on Aug. 18, the Kyle Police Department (KPD) 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 KPD is launching the program to foster 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,” Blake said.

The KPD 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,” Blake said. “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.”

KPD 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 KPD hopes to implement over the next twelve months.

The meeting will take place at the Kyle City Hall on Monday, Aug. 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

All residents are encouraged to attend.

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One thought on “City of Kyle Blog: KPD to launch community crime watch initiative

  1. Good news. Sounds like a great forum and next step to get the conversation started regarding a broader plan for making the community safer.

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