Due to increased community interest and engagement, the Boulder Police Department has added new dates to the chief’s virtual town halls starting next week.
The virtual sessions were initially scheduled to be every other month, but after more than 200 people signed up for the first meeting and Chief Maris Herold received numerous questions during the hour-long meeting, she decided to add additional dates.
“I may not be able to get out and meet everyone in person yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to talk with our community and answer their public safety questions,” Chief Herold said.
The monthly virtual meetings will focus on different topics and have additional guest speakers from the department to answer questions with the chief. Questions can be submitted online to guide future discussions and the chief and guest speakers will do their best to answer as many as possible during the live meeting.
The next town hall will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, and focus on the unhoused population, including encampment concerns and questions. An officer from our Homeless Outreach Team will also answer questions with the chief. These sessions will be facilitated by a city representative. They will also be recorded in both English and Spanish and posted to our website.
Community members will need to register in advance to gain access. Subsequent sessions will be every month with daytime and evening start times to ensure they are as accessible as possible. If you sign up once, we will save your information and email you a new link 24 hours in advance of all future briefings. Please do not share direct access links on any social media channels for online meeting security reasons. If you know someone who wishes to participate, please ask that individual to sign up using the link in this release. The city is happy to add all interested community members to the list.
Please submit questions and register for the meetings on our website at https://bouldercolorado.gov/police/police-chief-virtual-meetings