Langley Police working on social outreach

Now that the police department size is set at three officers and a chief, Acting Chief David Marks has made plans to better connect with residents.

At the city council meeting March 17, Marks said he was working on a department Facebook page. He envisioned it being a site to update residents with public safety information, such as a wanted persons list, as well as a video question-and-answer session.

Officer photos were also part of the plan as a way to personally connect the city to its law enforcement, but Marks joked that they all vanish when he pulls out his camera.

Councilwoman Rene Neff commended Marks and the department for leaving door hangers to inform businesses of security checks — making sure doors are locked and windows closed. The “courtesy checks” drew the appreciation of the other council members as well.

“We need to be looking for those things we do right and acknowledge them,” said Councilwoman Margot Jerome.


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