In an attempt to better police Eureka’s mean streets, the EPD is soliciting input from citizens about where they think the boundaries of their neighborhoods are (details below). Lost Coast Outpost readers will recall that this ties in to the Eureka Neighborhood Map Project we launched a couple months back. And you should still totally do that by clicking here.

Eureka Police Department press release below:

The Eureka Police Department will be holding three neighborhood input meetings in May. The purpose of the meetings will be to solicit input from community members as to what they consider their “Neighborhood,” what their top three neighborhood concerns are, and how they feel the city should be divided in order for the Police Department to implement “Geographic Policing.”

Geographic Policing involves the assignment of public safety officers to defined geographic areas or beats. Whenever possible, officers are assigned to the same beat. This enables them to build relationships with area residents and partnerships with community organizations. These partnerships build trust and give officers more insight to recurring problems and trends in the area.

Geographic Policing also makes good business sense. Its structure requires a coordinated approach to problem solving by all ranks within the Eureka Police Department. That is, all levels of personnel participate to ensure that daily, short-term, and long-term concerns are addressed.

Attend any one of the three neighborhood input meetings at the following locations:

  • Monday, May 12, 6-8 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way in Eureka.
  • Wednesday, May 14, 6-8 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Fire Department Training Classroom, 3030 L Street in Eureka.
  • Monday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. at the Jefferson Project, 1000 B Street in Eureka.