Calexico Police town hall meeting

 

CALEXICO, Calif. – Calexico Police Chief Mike Bostic wants to have a better relationship with the community and he’s starting it off with the first town hall meeting to dismiss any rumors about the police department.

 

Police Chief Mike Bostic hopes the community participates in the town hall meeting.

 

“Ya, it’s pretty exciting for me to finally get to talk to the community unfiltered and listen to their questions.  I’m really excited about that,” Calexico Police Chief Mike Bostic said.

Chief Bostic wants the community to know the police department is here to serve them and that they care about the community.

 

“The community in Calexico what I know about them by the number of people that come and talk to me, they feel unheard.  It’s so apparent from the moment I got to Calexico.  They so want someone in the police department to hear them,” Bostic said.

Since the city manager hired chief bostic in October… many investigations have been underway and more investigations continue.

 

“They’re being told by people in my own department through anonymous game playing websites that the criminal investigations are over.  All that’s not true and so the public needs to know that,” Bostic said.

I have a lot of really good officers with a lot of integrity and they’re telling the truth.  That’s making it possible for us to finally eliminate the cancer that lives in this department.

The chief has launched this town hall meeting because he was under time constraints during council meetings.

During this town hall meeting more time will be given to answer the public’s questions.

 

“And this is the beginning of community policing.  This is how it starts when they have full access to me and can ask questions,” Bostic said.

 

The meeting will be held here at SDSU starting at 7 p.m.

It will be held in the auditorium at San Diego State University in Calexico.

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