Annual Public Safety Meeting & Election

    Join us on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 pm, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, for our annual public safety meeting. At the start of the meeting, prior to the program, we will elect association officers for 2016-17. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

    Our featured speaker Carlos Acosta, Inspector General of the Prince George's County Police Department and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law will address the topic "Police Use of Force," which has recently been a source of controversy around the country. Acosta, who has been a prosecutor for the Department of Justice as well as Montgomery and Prince Georges counties, will review what courts have ruled to be legitimate use of force by police, address how the use of force affects police interaction with communities they serve, and discuss what changes, if any can improve this interaction. His presentation includes dramatic police footage demonstrating how police officers have less than 21 feet to make a decision as to how to proceed to an individual armed with a weapon and differing responses depending on the situation.

    In addition, Police Service Area 201 Lieutenant Alan Hill will provide an update about combating crime in our community. Second District Commander Melvin Gresham will also be available to respond to questions from the community. DC Police Assistant Chief Diane Groomes (Patrol Services and School Security Bureau) and other officers will also be introduced and on hand to address community concerns about crime.

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