CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - This year, the Chatham County Police Department is planning for its future, and wants your help.
Officers want your input as they create a strategic plan to shape the department moving forward.
You can talk directly to officers next Tuesday about what you’d like to see from them in the coming years. They also want to know what needs you see in the community and how you’d like the department to function.
There is no set agenda. It will be a brainstorming meeting with the topics discussed totally up to you. Police Chief Jeff Hadley says that kind of community input is essential.
“We would be remiss if we went forward thinking, ‘I know what they want, I know what they expect of us,’ and not even ask them, so this is an inclusive process," Chief Hadley said. “It’s meant to be transparent and demonstrate to the greater community that we’re serious about building the best police department that we can.”
The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14, at the Southwest Chatham Library on Abercorn Street, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A session focusing on the needs of the business community will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, an online survey will be available afterward.