College Park East crime trends and crime prevention are the main topics planned for a community meeting Thursday night.
The Seal Beach Police Department will hold a community meeting Thursday about quality of life issues in the neighborhood.
Everyone is invited to the event at the at 3900 Lampson Avenue, but organizers say the focus of the meeting will be College Park East.
“It’s not just police related,” said Seal Beach Police Department Sgt. Steve Bowles. “This is a proactive approach. We want it to be an open dialogue about anything having to do with the city.”
Members of all citywide departments will be available to provide information, including the Seal Beach Marine Safety Department, Orange County Fire Authority and the city’s departments of public works, finance and community services and recreation.
Besides crime trends and crime prevention, items planned for discussion include emergency preparedness and – the Seal Beach version of the neighborhood watch program that also helps locals prepare for disasters – as well as suggestions on how police and residents can work together to combat crime.
Also at the event, residents can sign up for the city’s community notification service, NIXLE, which sends out alerts when things like crimes, road closures, large scale public works projects or disasters occur.
The Thursday session will begin with a meet and greet from 6 p.m. to7 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Authorities say that they will have a full agenda, so there will be a limited opportunity for questions at the meeting.
If residents have a specific question that they would like addressed, please email Sergeant Steve Bowles at email@example.com.