Chief Markovchick would like to invite members of the community to the first police and community resolution session held October 4th 2017 from 6:00 to 8:30pm at the Weatherly Borough building. Chief Markovchick will be hosting an informal walk in session where residents may make a report of an issue, seek guidance, or formally raise a concern relating to safety, security, or local dispute issues. Many times people have problems of which they are unsure if arise to a level of criminal nature. People are often reluctant to call the police, fearing that their perceived “minor” problem is not something to tie up police resources on, or that there is nothing we can do. Likewise in some cases people don’t know if their issues should be handled through criminal channels or the civil courts. Some residents may know they have a dilemma, but simply don’t know where to turn for assistance, even if no crime has been committed. The goal of the police and community resolution is to successfully address and resolve resident’s issues before they rise to a level in which formal legal action is necessary, and to help people work through their problems. The Weatherly Police department has numerous external agencies and resources capable of aiding most people with their concerns. If their issue is one that would warrant a police investigation, an official report will be taken and police resources will be dedicated. Anonymous reports of criminal wrongdoing may also be made during these sessions although the Weatherly Police Department encourages everyone to contact the police at any time through either the Borough police phone (570-427-4241) or Carbon County 911. These sessions serve for the convenience of those who are uncomfortable with traditional reporting. These sessions will be scheduled in the evening and on weekends to better accommodate the schedules of working residents. Again, the first session will be held on October 4 2017 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Sessions will be informal and no appointment is needed. Simply walk in and have a cup of coffee and talk to the chief or an officer.