GREAT FALLS — The City of Great Falls will host what it calls a "Public Safety Town Hall" on Thursday, March 5th.
The forum is free and open to all, and will be from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the Mansfield Theater inside the Civic Center.
A news release says that the town hall will include a joint presentation by Great Falls Police Chief Dave Bowen and Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter. They will share information on the crime and public safety issues in Great Falls and Cascade County.
Following the presentation, representatives from social and legal agencies, who address many of the underlying issues that lead to criminal activity, will be introduced. After the introductions, written questions will be solicited from attendees. Chief Bowen and Sheriff Slaughter will then answer the written questions.
Mayor Bob Kelly said in the news release, “I think this will be an opportunity for the community to hear from our law enforcement professionals about the current state of criminal activity in Great Falls and Cascade County. We will also have representation from the many agencies in town who are working everyday with the root causes of violence, drug abuse, and theft. My hope is that we will begin a broad conversation designed to understand the issues and how each of us can play a part in making our community a safer place for all.”