Facebook Live Talk With Westfield Mayor, PD Chief

Mayor Shelley Brindle and Police Chief Christopher Battiloro will host a discussion on Facebook live about the efforts of the Westfield Police Department — including those to address the ongoing car burglaries/thefts and teen gatherings in Mindowaskin Park.

Downtown bike enforcement plans during outdoor dining will also be discussed along with the outcome of the town's recent accreditation process.

The conversation will take place on Thursday, April 8, at noon on Facebook.

Click here to submit questions to be addressed during the discussion.

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  1. Town of Westfield
  2. 908-789-4040
Thu, April 08
12:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 04/08/2021 12:00pm America/New_York Facebook Live Talk With Westfield Mayor, PD Chief

Mayor Shelley Brindle and Police Chief Christopher Battiloro will host a discussion on Facebook live about the efforts of the Westfield Police Department — including those to address the ongoing car burglaries/thefts and teen gatherings in Mindowaskin Park.

Downtown bike enforcement plans during outdoor dining will also be discussed along with the outcome of the town's recent ...

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