The next step is to involve the community at the target location and solicit their participation. Organize a community meeting. This may be as simple as notifying your local radio station or mailing letters or meeting flyers to residents in the location. (Examples of meeting flyers can be found below.) Police department program leaders typically run these meetings; representatives from public works should attend.

Explain the goals of Speedwatch, how the program works, and how community members can participate by joining Citizen Radarwatch or posting signs on their property. Encourage feedback and answer any questions.

Note that these meetings are a good opportunity for media coverage. Send out a press release a week before the meeting to:
  • Daily newspapers
  • Community newspapers
  • Local radio stations
  • Television stations
  • Community access cable television stations

Please view the files below to download a sample press release that you can adapt for your own use. Please submit your press release to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD) for approval.

Attleboro Police Department Meeting Flyer doc format of community_mtg_flyer.doc

Peabody Police Department Meeting Flyer doc format of Peabody_Meeting_Flyer.doc

Sample Press Release for Community Meeting doc format of Comm_Mtg_PressRelease.doc

Natick neighborhood meeting flyer