Robert Bongiorno, Chief of Police
2 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 8, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Bedford Police to Hold Informational Public Safety Forums
BEDFORD — Chief Robert Bongiorno and the Bedford Police Department are pleased to announce that a series of informational sessions on various public safety and policing topics will be held in the coming months.
“I encourage residents to attend one or more of these sessions,” Chief Bongiorno said. “Our goal is to share the police work we do throughout the community and to familiarize residents with our officers. Come, listen to one of our presentations on public safety, and get to know your local officers in a relaxed setting.”
- “Internet and Phone Scams: What You Can Do to Avoid Them” Wednesday, May 29, from 6:30-9 p.m.
- “Public Health Emergencies: What Police Can Do Before Emergency Medical Services Arrive” Wednesday, June 26, from 6:30-9 p.m.
- “The Use of Force as Relating to Policing in the 21st Century” Wednesday, July 31, from 6:30-9 p.m.
- “Constitutional and Criminal Law as Applied by Police” Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 6:30-9 p.m.
- “Domestic Violence: Police and the Law Partnered with a Solution by the Domestic Violence Services Network” Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30-9 p.m.
- “Citations: The Reasons and Success of the Bedford Police Enforcement” Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6:30-9 p.m.
Bedford Police Department Training Room, 2 Mudge Way
The Bedford Police Department will be hosting a series of six open house informational sessions in the coming months to familiarize the community with members of the department and inform residents about various public safety and policing topics.
At each session, officers will conduct training on a public safety issue and will hold an open forum afterward to discuss any community concerns residents wish to bring forward. The sessions will cover internet and phone scams, citations and domestic violence.
“We want people to know who we are and what we do,” Lt. James Graham said. “These sessions are a great tool for police and residents to get to know one another better while addressing a prevalent public safety topic in Bedford.”