A large group of Desert Hot Springs residents crowded into the high school cafeteria for two hours on Thursday night, February 23, 2012 to attend the Community Police Initiative city wide meeting.
Topics addressed by police and city leaders included citywide crime statistics, crime trends affecting our community, crime prevention ideas to keep people safe, and quality of life concerns such as traffic, gangs and graffiti.
The Desert Hot Springs Police Department provided hotdogs, chips, cookies and brownies and beverages.
Following the general session, residents broke into smaller neighborhood groups to discuss issues relevant to their particular area and to meet their beat officers.
All photos by Bruce Montgomery Copyright 2012