Questions and Answers about Law Enforcement

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The City of Miller police force committee and the Hand County Law Enforcement committee are coming together to answer questions about the idea of combined law enforcement. This opportunity is for Hand County citizens to bring their questions to the leadership groups and get some answers. This is not the time or the place to talk about anything other than law enforcement.

Everyone will get the rules right up front.

  • This is not a formal meeting so there will be no decisions made at this session
  • In order to speak, you have to ask a question about LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • Make room for every voice in the room
  • Be kind

The first couple rules are self-explanatory. The third rule I want to touch on for a second. Have you ever been to a party where there is one person who talks nonstop? Don’t be that person. Come to the session to listen and ask the questions that you have. We want to be respectful of everyone’s time and try to keep the session to ninety minutes or less. We also want to make sure that every voice is heard.

The fourth rule is the most important. Let’s all remember that these leaders are taking extra time to answer your questions so we want to be kind to them. They are willing to talk about the issues that they are allowed to speak about in an open and honest forum. We need to give them the same open and honest communication back. No rumors, no hear say, just facts. Let’s keep it classy so we can have more of these sessions in the future.    

Do you have questions about City of Miller or Hand County Law Enforcement? Join some of the Miller City Council members and some of the Hand County Commissioners on Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 pm at the Miller Community Center meeting room for an open forum. No formal meeting. No agenda. No need to sign up ahead of time. Ask the questions you talk about with your friends at coffee or the question that have been on your mind.

If you google citizen responsibilities you will find these: Respect and obey federal, state, and local laws. Respect the rights, beliefs, and opinions of others. Participate in your local community. Serve on a jury when called upon. We have a responsibility as citizens of Hand County to participate in our local community. The more openness and honesty we facilitate in our community, the faster we will be able to work together to achieve a common end goal.

I hope to see you there.

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