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Meet the New Police Chief

Police Chief JR Gamez will be hosting four town halls around the city to get to know you and the community.

Correction: The city originally listed the date and time of the Redwood Shores town hall as August 21 at 7 p.m. It is actually on October 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Starting in May, Chief JR Gamez, who was , will be hosting a series of town hall-style community meetings to discuss any issues and concerns they may have.

“These gatherings are an important way for residents and police to create partnerships, to learn from one another, and to build trusting, cooperative relationships that are the very foundation of a strong, safe community,” Chief Gamez said. “We can only do this if we talk to each other, and that’s what these Town Hall meetings are all about.”

He added that he was eager to meet with and talk with Redwood City residents.

Read a Q&A with Chief Gamez .

These meetings are to facilitate connections between the community and the police department and to close any gaps in direct communication. They help the law enforcement officials gain different perspectives from residents in different neighborhoods in the community.

The collaborative group, Redwood City 2020 comprised of seven different city entities, and the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center will facilitate the meetings.

Meeting times and dates:

  • May 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Palm Park, Redwood Oaks, and Roosevelt Neighborhood Areas

Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue

  • June 5, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Centennial, Stambaugh-Heller, Friendly Acres, and Redwood Village Neighborhood Areas

Boys and Girls Club, 1109 Hilton Street

  • July 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Woodside Plaza, Oak Knoll/Edgewood Park, and Farm Hill Neighborhood Associations

Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue

  • October 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Redwood Shores Community Association Area

Redwood Shores Branch Library, 399 Marine Parkway

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