Naperville Police Invite Residents to “Chat with the Chief”
Informal event aims to promote dialogue, enhance police/community relationships
Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall invites the community to Naperville’s first “Chat with the Chief” on Tuesday, August 30. This informal meet-and-greet with the Chief and his senior staff will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the 95th Street Library (Meeting Rooms A&B), 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.
“There’s no presentation and no agenda. The whole purpose is for us to get out into the community and listen,” said Chief Marshall. “Especially in light of what’s transpired in recent months between law enforcement and the public throughout our country, I wanted to make myself and other department decision-makers available to our community to answer any and all questions they may have about the department, our policies, our values or any other topic.”
Chief Marshall intends to host a “Chat with the Chief” quarterly in various locations throughout the city. Anyone is welcome to stop by at any time during the two-hour event. Refreshments will be served.
“Naperville’s low crime rate and overall level of safety continue to draw national attention and accolades, and I’m convinced that the key to this success is our partnership with the community we serve,” said Chief Marshall. “By being proactive and fostering our police/community relationships, I’m confident that we can continue to preserve Naperville’s reputation as a safe place to live, work and visit.”
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.