Montrose, CO — With an emphasis on helping local business owners thwart crime and integrate prevention strategies into their daily business operations, Montrose Police Department commanders are hosting a public meeting Thursday, February 16, that will serve as a community crime prevention workshop.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the new Montrose Public Safety Complex’s Community Room, located at 434 South First Street. The meeting is focused on businesses that operate within the Montrose Police Department’s jurisdiction, which is the city limits of the City of Montrose.
Montrose Police Commander Matt Smith said the meeting will foster discussion between business owners and Police Department officers and city staff about strategies for crime prevention.
“We look forward to joining local business owners from within the City of Montrose at this meeting,” Smith said. “Our goal is to strengthen the partnership between business owners and police officers in the ongoing efforts to prevent crime throughout the community.”
Informational topics such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, CPTED, will be presented and discussed, and police staff will be present to answer questions.
Montrose Police Chief Blaine Hall will deliver a presentation on local crime statistics that will provide business owners a window into local criminal activity.
The department will also discuss programs geared toward crime reduction.
The Montrose Police Department's online resources and more information can be found here.