FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police Chief Steven Trask told a room full of Framingham residents and business owners to pick up the phone and call police if they have an issuein downtown Framingham.
“We need you to be our eyes and ears” in downtown Framingham, said Chief Trask.
This was the second meeting in six weeks, the police department and Mayor Yvonne Spicer have held on downtown Framingham. The first was held the last week in August.
One of the business owners tonight, asked the Police Chief to put 10-15 police officers walking downtown. The Chief explained that his department has 134 officers, including himself, but said tonight he has just six police officers in cruisers on the streets of Framingham.
Trask told the audience of about 75 people at the main Framingham Library tonight, if you see an issue, call 9-1-1 or call the police line at 508-872-1212.
He said if police don’t respond, call back and ask to speak to the shift commander.
He said if a resident or business owner is not happy with the response from the shift commander, to call him.
He stressed that police want to hear about the issues and will work to solve the problems.
“Hold us accountable for what we say we are going to do,” said Chief Trask.
Mayor Spicer said “this is not just about downtown Framingham.”
The Mayor said “we all need to be a part of the solution.”