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*Community Barbecue & Open House*
*September 18, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 pm*
*Battery Park & Burlington Police Headquarters*
Updated 9-8-2014

Having an active and engaged community is essential to community health 
and safety.
Likewise, having a trusting relationship between the community and the 
police department is
critical to public safety. Recent events in New York, Missouri, and 
elsewhere have illustrated
the impact of what can happen when these efforts fall short.

In Burlington in 2014, engagement activities have been increased 
significantly with over 1,700
foot patrols occurring on our streets and in our neighborhoods in the 
first 8 months of the year.
Additionally, over 2,200 door to door “knock and talks” have occurred 
throughout the City with
more to come in September and October. Early in 2014, the first recent 
“Community Police
Academy” was held and another is planned for the winter of 2014-15.

On Thursday September 18th from 4 to 7 pm the Burlington Police 
Department and Mayor Miro
Weinberger, together with a variety of community partners, will host a 
community networking
event including an open house and barbeque in Battery Park and the 
Antonio B. Pomerleau
Building. This is another opportunity for the community to meet officers 
and staff in a social
setting and discuss issues of importance informally.

Among the activities and information available during this event will be:

● A barbecue/picnic with food provided by the Queen City Police Foundation
● Music and entertainment by DJ Craig Mitchell
● Open house and tours of the Antonio B. Pomerleau Building
● Touch a Truck with emergency and other city vehicles on hand
● Equipment demonstrations – have you ever wondered how much a police 
equipment belt or bulletproof vest weighs?
● Information about the 2014-2015 Community Police Academy
● Information on community participation in interview panels for police 
● Recruiting information about jobs within the Department and careers in 
● Tables and information from some of the presenting partners
● Meet officers and staff from neighboring agencies including UVM, South 
Burlington, Colchester, and Winooski Police
● Distribute multi-language brochures on crime prevention, personal 
safety, reporting crime, and providing feedback/making complaints about 
police operations.
● Ethnic food
● Possible dance and musical performances by the community and 
presenting partners

*Tentative List of Presenting Partners*

  * Mayor Miro Weinberger
  * Queen City Police Foundation
  * Burlington Police Officers Association
  * DJ Craig Mitchell
  * Diversity Rocks!
  * Association of Africans Living in Vermont
  * Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center
  * ALANA Student Center at UVM
  * Burlington School District
  * Partnership for Change
  * Pride Center of Vermont
  * Boys & Girls Club of Burlington
  * King Street Youth Center
  * Sara Holbrook Community Center
  * Spectrum Youth & Family Services
  * United Way of Chittenden County
  * The HowardCenter
  * Bhutanese Community
  * Fletcher Free Library
  * Fletcher Allen Healthcare
  * The Old North End Neighborhood Safety Team
  * Burlington Parks Department, Public Works,
  * & Electric Department
  * USCRI-VRRP (VT Refugee Resettlement Program)
  * Mercy Connections
  * Service Rendered
  * Burlington Fire Department
  * UVM Police Department
  * Winooski Police Department
  * Colchester Police Department
  * Women Helping Battered Women
  * Hope Works

*Tentative List of Sponsors*

  * Queen City Police Foundation
  * Burlington Police Officer’s Association
  * DJ Craig Mitchell
  * Vermont Tent Company
  * Price Chopper
  * McKenzie Meats
  * Mobil Short Stop North Avenue
  * Hannaford Supermarkets
  * Ben & Jerry’s
  * Burlington Parks & Recreation
  * City Market

Program Support Specialist
Blundell House
342 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405
Telephone: (802) 656-7882
Fax: (802) 656-8511
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*Louise Leu*
/Administrative Assistant/
Center for Cultural Pluralism
The University of Vermont
Allen House, 461 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405

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_Phone_: 802-656-9511