Montrose City Hall

JUNE 4, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Montrose
Office of the City Manager
433 South First Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Contact: William Woody, Public Information Officer
970.240.1439   |    william@visitmontrose.com    |   www.cityofmontrose.org


Public Safety Committee Delivers Report To Councilors



Montrose, CO — Members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) presented its final report regarding staffing and funding recommendations for the future of the Montrose Police Department to the City Council Tuesday evening. The report includes several recommendations to decrease crime and improve law enforcement service in the city.  

The committee's final report is now available to the public for download on the city's website at www.CityOfMontrose.org/Report

Following nearly five months of intensive analysis, members of the PSCAC presented  findings to the City Council Tuesday. The report stated that any action regarding staffing and funding changes at the Police Department should be at the direction of the City Council. 

The formation of the PSCAC resulted from a public meeting in early 2018 where a group of concerned citizens representing 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 Dr. Jack McGrath of McGrath Consulting LLC of Grand Junction to facilitate the process. 

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About the City of Montrose 

For information, visit CityofMontrose.org.  Follow the city on Facebook (facebook.com/cityofmontroseco) and Twitter (@montrosegov).  City Hall is located in downtown Montrose at 433 South First Street and may be reached at 970-240-1400. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 
Public Safety Committee Delivers Report To Councilors
Members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) stand behind committee member David Reed, center while delivering the committee's final report to the City Council Tuesday evening. 
Public Safety Committee Delivers Report To Councilors
Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) member David Reed, left, delivers the committee's final report to members of the Montrose City Council Tuesday evening. 
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