Responding to a recent string of robberies, Palo Alto police are inviting residents to a community meeting on Feb. 4 to discuss these incidents, go over the city's response and offer crime-prevention tips.
The discussion will include presentations from detectives on up-to-date crime statistics and overviews of the police department's response to recent crimes, including the Jan. 23 home-invasion robbery on Palo Alto Avenue and a recent spike in home and auto burglaries. They will also talk about the investigative process and discuss ways to recognize and promptly report suspicious behavior, according to the department's announcement.
Crime-prevention tips are also available at www.cityofpaloalto.org/StopCrime.
Ken Dueker, director of the city's Office of Emergency Services, will also make a presentation about the city's Emergency Services Volunteer program and talk about how residents can organize their neighborhoods to fight crime and prepare for natural disasters and other hazards.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.