The following was submitted by the office of Mayor Robert Dolan.
Mayor Rob Dolan, Police Chief Michael Lyle and members of the Board of Aldermen will host a series of neighborhood meetings over the next two months to share information about police initiatives and hear from residents about issues that affect them.
“One of the goals of our Police Department is to increase outreach to the community, and this is a very effective way to do it,” said Dolan.
“Each neighborhood has its own personality, strengths, and challenges, and this will give residents the opportunity to meet face to face with Chief Lyle and member of the detective and traffic bureaus to discuss the issues that affect them the most.”
Lt. Mark Decroteau, the head of the Patrol Division, will be at the meetings as will be Traffic Sgt. Jon Goc, Detective Sgt. Paul McNamara, and other department staff.
The first neighborhood meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, at the Hoover School and will be co-hosted by Ward 7 Alderman Bill Forbes. For more information, call Alderman Forbes at 781-603-9123.
Three additional meetings have been tentatively scheduled:
- Tuesday, October 9, at the Roosevelt School
- Tuesday, October 23, at the Lincoln School
- Thursday, November 15, in the Aldermanic Chamber, City Hall
Check the city’s Twitter feed (twitter.com/CityofMelrose) or Mayor Dolan’s blog (mayordolansblog.wordpress.com) for updates and more information.