(February 4, 2015)-  Cape Coral Police Chief Bart Connelly will be hosting a series of Town Hall-style community meetings in the coming months, starting on February 12, 2015.

Each Town Hall meeting will be held in a different area of the City, in order to provide the opportunity for people to participate along with others from their own neighborhoods, and to discuss issues which may be of importance to that specific area.

“I’m eager to meet and talk face-to-face with a lot of Cape Coral residents during our Town Hall Meetings.  These gatherings are an important way for residents and police to create partnerships, to learn from one another, and to build trusting, cooperative relationships that are the very foundation of a strong, safe community. We can only do this if we talk to each other, and that’s what these Town Hall meetings are all about.”- Bart Connelly, Chief of Police

"This is similar to a highly successful program we've been doing called Coffee With a Cop.  But, instead of meeting with the street officers, citizens can talk directly with the leaders and decision makers of the Cape Coral Police Department.  We anticipate holding a Town Hall meeting at various locations throughout Cape Coral every other month.  The meetings offer a way for people to meet the Chief and members of his Command Staff, to create connections between the community and the Police Department, exchange information, and engage in small-group discussions around neighborhood issues. From these Town Hall meetings, the Chief and his staff will also gain the community’s perspectives and concerns on law enforcement and related issues for each area."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

Community members are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in the Police Chief’s Town Hall Meeting which will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Tony and Ada's Coffee located at 2110 Chiquita Boulevard S., from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  Tony and Ada's Coffee will provide fresh brewed coffee for attendees and will have the coffee bar open for attendees to purchase espresso drinks or hot teas.

WHAT:  Town-Hall Meeting with Chief Bart Connelly
WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
WHERE: Tony and Ada's Coffee located at 2110 Chiquita Boulevard S., Cape Coral, FL. (click for directions)

PHOTO:  Police Chief Bart Connelly.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Police Chief Bart Connelly.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

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