HUDSON –Chief Richard DiPersio is pleased to announce that the Hudson Police Department has launched a Community Action Team (CAT) that will work to deepen the connection between the agency and the community, beginning with an open house later this month.
On Saturday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hudson Police Department’s CAT will host an open house at the police station, 911 Municipal Drive. The open house will feature tours of the department’s headquarters, equipment and vehicle demonstrations, a bicycle rodeo, ice cream, games and more.
The CAT was created as part of the department’s commitment to expanding its community engagement through new, interactive programming that builds on the success of its existing initiatives.
The Community Action Team will take the lead on continuing department traditions — like the youth academy, Toys for Tots drive, food drives, volunteering, Read Across America Day and more — as well as developing new ways to connect with residents.
“Community engagement is a huge part of what we do, and this team will help promote and expand on that work,” Chief DiPersio said. “When I asked who would be interested in joining this initiative, the response from our officers and staff was overwhelming and we now have a group of well over a dozen members who are excited to make connections and continue building positive relationships.”
Nineteen members of the Hudson Police Department now comprise the Community Action Team, and have begun working to identify opportunities for events and activities that bring residents and officers together, including the upcoming open house.
The open house is free to attend, and residents of all ages are encouraged to take part.