Hello Chief Robertson,
Last night at our Noble Neighbors' meeting a comment provoked an enthusiastic discussion. I'd like to pass along the essence of the discussion.
One resident expressed gratitude for the police presence in our neighborhood on Trick-or-Treat night. Immediately, several others chimed in with descriptions of patrol officers flashing patrol car lights which attracted children to the officers who gave out candy. Many residents were delighted to see this and expressed appreciation that the police would be present and so active in seeking positive interactions with residents, especially children. They also recited other initiatives of CHPD efforts to interact with kids, like the summer event at the Community Center and the basketball league.
At our meetings, we have an agenda item called "One-Clap Kudos" during which we call out appreciation for people and institutions who have done something to benefit our neighborhood in the previous month. (The "one clap" effort is meant to express a burst of appreciative energy without slowing down our meeting with many rounds of lackluster applause - our neighbors love it!)
Please pass along our One-Clap Kudo to the team who initiated the idea and to the officers who implemented a very successful neighbor relations effort!
And he wrote back the next day:
Dear Brenda and all Noble Neighbors - Thank you for the recent email and the "One Clap Kudo"! I have posted your email in Roll Call so that all Officers can see it.
Look forward to continuing and building upon our relationship.
Jeffrey E. Robertson
Chief of Police
We're so grateful for our growing partnership with our police!