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Aug 20

Forward Together – An Opportunity to Learn and Grow Together

Posted on August 20, 2021 at 2:06 PM by Marc Garcia

The Forward Together Work Group is a place where diverse viewpoints can be shared and community members are encouraged to work together to find common ground for how policing in Modesto is accomplished. 

Members of the Work Group met for the first time on July 20 and have begun the important work of building a strong, collaborative team. 

While this week’s Work Group meeting was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns and out of an abundance of caution, the important work of this group is scheduled to continue through the end of this year, and beyond. 

We invite all residents to participate in the Work Group’s monthly meetings and learn alongside members of the Work Group to better understand the Police Department’s policies, procedures and how they interact with the criminal justice system to drive down crime and keep the community safe.

Mark Your Calendar

Below is a list of upcoming meeting dates through the end of the year and an overview of learning session topics to be discussed. Meetings will take place from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the dates listed below.

Work Group Meeting Dates 

    Monday, September 20

    Monday, October 18

    Monday, November 15 

    Monday, December 20 

Learning Session Topics

    Police policies and procedures

    Alternative police response models

    Accountability 

    Other – There may be additional topics scheduled that are identified and determined by members of the Work Group

Meeting locations may vary and are subject to change based on space availability and COVID-19 precautions. However, all meetings of the Work Group will be live-streamed on YouTube and/or available via Zoom, so that participants may join remotely, if they prefer. 

Other Ways to Provide Feedback

    Email Us: ForwardTogether@modestogov.com

    Submit Online: modestogov.com/forwardtogether

    Leave a Voicemail: 209-577-6400

Learn More: modestogov.com/forwardtogether