Thank you, because you don’t hear it enough

Really, this isn’t a question. I just wanted to say you guys have gotten a bad rap here recently. I don’t think that your department has anything or has any part of that at all. I’ve lived in this area for over 30 years and almost in the same neighborhood for 25 years. I have had nothing but security, confidence in our government, in every aspect of our government, and as far as the police department, nothing but support. So my thing is I just wanted to say that to you because I don’t think in this time that you hear it enough. But as I’ve heard in the previous comments that you are hearing it, and that makes me feel really good. That’s all I have to say.

Littleton Police Chief Doug StephensChief Douglas Stephens: Again, we just truly appreciate that. We get that a lot but never enough because we all love being praised, right? So thank you for that and for the whole community for reaching out and supporting our officers. That being said, I think this is a great opportunity for us. We do have a great, amazing department built on, like I said, decades and decades of professional work by officers that came before us, and now it’s our turn to continue with that professionalism and building that and nourishing that relationship we have with the community. So I think this is a good opportunity for us just to, again, like all good organizations, just to continually take an internal look at what we’re doing and identify, there’s always things we can do better. I think this is helping us to identify what we can do better, and I think when we out of this, I think we’ll be a better organization, and I think we’ll do even more for our community.