Public Meetings Wednesday in Chelan and Sunday in Manson

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The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Town Hall Meeting in Chelan this Wednesday, August 11. The public is being invited to learn about recent Legislative updates and community impacts that will result from the new state legislation and how it affects law enforcement.

Sheriff Brian Burnett will cover what the new laws are, what they mean, and how the changes will affect residents. Following the presentation, those in attendance will be able to participate in a Question and Answer session.

The Sheriff’s department states it will now assess each call for service to determine the appropriate legal response and other potential resources that may be utilized to provide services. In general, the Sheriff’s department says if no crime has been committed and no imminent threat or harm to others exists, Officers and Deputies may not respond or may leave the scene.  Examples of calls for service that may be excluded include mental health, welfare checks and civil calls. The department warns investigations may take longer and potential suspects may be allowed to leave the scene of the incident.

The Wednesday Town Hall meeting will begin at 6 pm at the Chelan Fire and Rescue department located at 232 East Wapato Avenue. Similar meetings have already been held in Wenatchee, Entiat, and Cashmere. In addition to Chelan on Wednesday, public meetings will also be held on Thursday in Leavenworth and Friday in Plain.

On Sunday, August 15, Sheriff Burnett will appear in Manson for an evening presentation at North Shore Bible Church. The Sheriff will speak again on the recent legislative changes and will also discuss his recent visit to the Arizona-Mexico border. The Manson meeting will run from 6-8 pm.

For additional information, visit the Chelan County Sheriff Website.