Hercules to Host Virtual Town Hall on Community Policing – Tuesday, July 7th 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
On Tuesday, July 7th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, the City of Hercules will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall on Community Policing. The Town Hall Meeting is intended to provide an opportunity for honest and open dialogue with the community, specifically around our local community and police relations. While not a formal City Council meeting, some Council Members will be there to listen to community members, with the Town Hall hosted by City Manager David Biggs and Police Chief William Imboden.
In light of the recent events across the nation, this meeting aims to address local policing practices and any opportunities for improvements. The City invites the community to participate in this open forum, in keeping with our commitment to community engagement. All members of the public are encouraged to provide their input on how officers can better protect and serve their constituents.
“The Hercules Police Department has never, and will never tolerate hate, and we do not operate from a position of hate. We are well trained and take every precaution to maintain the safety of everyone we come into contact with…” said Police Chief Imboden. Read the Police Chief’s message to the community in its entirety: Chief's Letter . Information on the Police Department can also be found at Police Webpage. The Police Department also recently shared their 2019 Use of Force statistics and they can be found here: 2019 Use of Force Report
The Town Hall Meeting will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health concerns, as well as current restrictions on public gatherings under the Contra Costa County shelter in place orders.
Interested participants may attend and participate in the Town Hall Meeting via Zoom.
- To access the meeting by computer or smartphone, go to:
- To dial-in via phone: 1-669-900-6833 or 1-408-638-0968 and enter Webinar ID: 835 3589 1122;
Those who would like to submit their comments in writing ahead of time can email email@example.com. These will be made part of the record of the Town Hall and provided to the City Council for their consideration and use at a future City Council meeting, but will NOT be read verbally at the Town Hall.