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Rock Island Police invites the public to monthly meetings on services, community concerns

The meetings are open to all citizens and business owners in Rock Island.

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — This month, the Rock Island Police Department will begin hosting monthly meetings to provide information on crime data and police services that are available to the public. The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, at the police department, 1212 Fifth Avenue in Rock Island.

The meetings are open to all citizens and business owners in Rock Island.

The meetings "are intended to strengthen existing partnerships with the citizens of Rock Island so that we can continue to look at ways to prevent crime and improve our services to the community, while maintaining open lines of communication," reads the press release.

Topics will be pre-selected and presented at each meeting by members of the department. Members of the public are encouraged to give their feedback on issues and concerns, and to offer input on policing strategies. The department says it hopes to create conversations between staff and residents to improve communications and improve services.

For information on meeting dates and topics, visit their Facebook page or call the front desk at 309-732-2677.