|A pair of township councillors met with DRPS officials earlier this week to bring forward concerns about crime in the Beaverton area.
Following the meeting Tuesday (July 20) both Ward 1 Councillor Mike Jubb and Ward 2 Councillor Claire Doble said that police are committed to working with local residents and the municipality to address ONGOING ISSUES in the community.
“We spoke about the residents’ frustration with poor response times and at times lack of response. We spoke about how to better communicate with our residents what they can expect in terms of service standards,” said Coun. Doble.
“We also learned from DRPS about some of the excellent work they have been doing in Beaverton specifically. The first step will be a public meeting and I anticipate many meetings going forward to ensure we are all on the same page and that our residents are being served high quality service from DRPS.”
In a social media post, Coun. Jubb noted that some areas of concern brought forward included beat patrols, issues surrounding drug use and abuse and staffing the Beaverton substation.
“This is in addition to the Neighborhood Watch program that is currently in the works for Beaverton,” he noted.
“There were numerous initiatives brought forward that I was not even aware of.”
Coun. Jubb noted that the public meeting will be a “great chance to voice concerns and hear some updates” from police.
Last week, the Township released a formal statement about “recent inappropriate activities” in the community.