FutureHeights and CHPD to host forum on policing in Cleveland Heights

CH Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson discusses policing issues with residents at a FutureHeights event in 2012.

“Understanding Policing in Cleveland Heights,” an open forum with Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson and other representatives of the CHPD, will be held 7–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, at the Cleveland Heights Community Center.

Hosted by FutureHeights, the event will help residents understand how the police department is evolving to protect and improve public safety in Cleveland Heights.

Topics will include the use of software and other technologies to track and prevent crime; improvements in data collection and analysis; management strategies that are being applied within the department; and activities to foster closer connections between the department and the community it serves. Ample time will be reserved for questions.

Bob Rosenbaum, co-chair of the Heights Observer Advisory Committee and a graduate of the first class of the Cleveland Heights Citizens Police Academy, will moderate the forum.

“We all want to feel safe in our own community,” Rosenbaum said. “One place to start is having confidence that our police department is doing all it should to stay current and effective. That’s what this forum is about. If you’re curious about how the police work, this [event] will be of value.”

The forum is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested at http://bit.ly/1A9Drhn. For more information, visit www.futureheights.org or call 216-320-1423.

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is the executive director of FutureHeights and the publisher of the Heights Observer.

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