Police seek dialog with residents, plan neighborhood meetings

Residents with concerns about activity within their neighborhood or who wish to know more about issues facing their area will be invited to attend neighborhood meetings over the next few weeks.

As an extension of the Ripon Police Department’s three-year-old community policing program, the department has organized five meetings between officers and community members.

Meetings planned include:

— Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m. at Ripon Area Fire District fire house (Aspen Street): Neighborhood 2 — West side of Ripon (Ceresco neighborhood and points west)

— Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 a.m. at Mugs Coffee House: Neighborhood 1 — Downtown Ripon

— Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. Murray Park Elementary School: Neighborhood 4 — North side of Ripon (Roughly neighborhoods north of Jefferson Street east to Eureka Street, then everything north of Oshkosh Street)

— Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. at City Hall: Neighborhood 5 — East side of Ripon (the Alliance Laundry Systems neighborhood and points south on a line east of the railroad tracks)

— Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Ripon High School: Neighborhood 3 — South side of Ripon (All neighborhoods south of Thorne Street, and along East Fond du Lac Street, with the railroad tracks as an eastern border).

“Meetings shouldn’t last more than an hour, depending on the discussion that occurs,” Ripon Police Capt. Bill Wallner said.

Read the full story, including what these meetings are all about, in the July 21, 2016 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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