Our guest speaker was newly appointed Chief of Police, Thomas Goralski. He shared his wide range of experience. Beginning with four years with the Detroit Police Department. Then moving through the ranks of the Livonia Police Department, first as a patrolman, also as a police detective, a Lieutenant, a Commanding officer, and Police Captain.
Chief Goralski spoke of many changes and innovations his department has embarked upon, including using social media such as YouTube to attract new recruits to the department. He also mentioned the department has gone to twelve-hour shifts for patrol officers and hired a social worker to go on some calls when mental health concerns may need to be addressed.
We all feel the police are there to protect and serve, but with Chief Goralski at the helm in Livonia, I can also feel a sense of peace and calm.
Business discussed during the meeting:
Harish Jaisankar from our Interact Club will be honored along with his sister at the Chamber of Commerce Best of Livonia Dinner, March 23rd.
Still time to sign up for The Civility Project Luncheon April 12th (no charge) .