Conversations continue in North Sarasota with business owners and residents

SARASOTA, Fla. – May 19, 2015 – 1:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Robert L. Taylor Community Center, 1845 34th Street, Sarasota, Police Chief Bernadette DiPino along with members of the Sarasota Police Department will hold another neighborhood and community meeting called ‘New Beginnings II,’ for business owners and residents in North Sarasota.

The meeting is another opportunity to have an open discussion about Community Orientated Policing and quality of life issues. This meeting is a continuation from several other neighborhood meetings which were held in July 2014, September 2014 and January 2015.

‘New Beginnings II’ is an update of a previous initiative, ‘A New Beginning for Newtown.’ This initiative is a chance to bring police and the community together to address crime, fear of crime and relationship building.

"These meetings are a chance to continue the conversation about public and officer safety. We will continue to work together to keep our community safe, build relationships and trust and partner with our community to keep Sarasota a safe place to live, work and play," said Chief Bernadette DiPino.

Residents, community members, business owners and media are invited to attend the meeting on May 20, 2015 at 6 p.m.