Naperville Residents Invited to “Chat with the Chief” on March 2

Informal event aims to promote dialogue, enhance police/community relationships

Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall invites the community to chat with him and members of his senior staff over coffee on Friday, March 2.

This informal meet-and-greet is part of the Naperville Police Department’s “Chat with the Chief” series and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Starbucks Reserve located at 42 W. Jefferson Ave. in Downtown Naperville.

“I truly enjoy getting out into the community to respond to residents’ questions and listen to their concerns,” said Chief Marshall. “Our department has made a conscious effort in the last year to really engage the community, increase transparency and improve communication. These chats provide an opportunity for residents to talk personally to myself and other department decision-makers about the department, our policies, our values or any other topic.”

At “Chat with the Chief,” residents should not expect a presentation or formal agenda, but rather informal conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. Residents are encouraged to stop by at any time during the two-hour event, which includes complimentary coffee.

“Chat with the Chief” is hosted several times each year in various locations throughout the city. For more information on Chat with the Chief, visit

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