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COPPS meeting is Aug. 3, changing to city-wide monthly meeting

WILLMAR -- There will be a city-wide Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Willmar Fire Department conference room.

According to the Willmar Police Department sergeants, beginning in August, there will no longer be individual ward meetings. Instead, there will be one city-wide meeting each month, at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Fire Department.

These meetings will still afford citizens and police officers time to come together to address community problems and to discuss issues.

In addition, the Police Department will no longer send out postcard notifications of meetings. The meeting dates will be announced at City Council meetings and will be posted at the city's website at

-- Staff reports