Concerned about police violence and eager to take a proactive approach to police/community relations in the Waunakee/Westport area, the GROW invited Waunakee Police Chief Kevin Plendl to spend an evening with the group. Discussion was honest, energetic, and productive: the participants say it was one of the best such discussion meetings they have ever had.
Among other things, Chief Plendl explained how very important the hiring procedure was in shaping a responsive, responsible police force and described the role of the village’s Police Committee in hiring.
At last week’s GROW meeting, member Nila Frye announced that she had been appointed to that committee! Congratulations, Nila!