Too late to join the fun but today was the first annual “BBQ, Badges, and Ball“. The rain held off and residents hung out with members of the Newton Police, cadets from the academy, Mayor and Parks and Rec staff. The goal from Mayor Warren,
We want to build on our commitment to and tradition of community policing by strengthening the community’s connection with our police officers.
Chief MacDonald was on hand to say hello and take any comments. He and Setti fared well with their 3 on 3 basketball team, both quite serious on the court.
Newton is not struggling with community / police relations but this was a nice event to share thoughts and further efforts in the city’s community policing activities.