Montrose, CO — Members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) have approved their final report regarding staffing and funding recommendations for the future of the Montrose Police Department and have chosen to deliver their analysis to the City Council at their regular meeting on June 4.
Following five months of work, the PSCAC gathered for the final time Wednesday evening and unanimously agreed to their conclusions along with moderator Dr. Jack McGrath.
During the Wednesday meeting, McGrath read out loud the committee's final draft of the report, seeking input on minor changes ahead of its release.
The PSCAC will attend the regular City Council meeting on June 4 to present their findings to the public. That meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
The formation of the PSCAC resulted from a public meeting in early 2018 where a group of concerned citizens representing the Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers brought data to the council that they believed supported their conclusion that police services in the city are greatly understaffed and underfunded.
In September councilors unanimously approved a resolution creating the PSCAC. In December the City Council appointed 17 members from the Montrose community to serve on the PSCAC and hired McGrath of McGrath Consulting LLC of Grand Junction to facilitate the process.
The June 4 meeting will be broadcast live via the city's website (www.CityOfMontrose.org/video) or on the city's cable channels 191 (Charter) and 970 (Elevate).
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