PRESS RELEASE: Where’s the chief?

Chief Steve Hebbe of the Farmington Police Department will be introducing himself to community members during neighborhood meet and greets.

Farmington, NM – Beginning this month, Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe will be conducting a Twitter contest, Where’s the Chief? The contest is part of the chief’s neighborhood meet and greet initiative aimed at familiarizing the community with the leadership behind the department. “I want to reach out to the public and let them know who their chief of police is and find out what their concerns and expectations of the department are,” said Hebbe. “I’ve lived in the community for a little over a year now, and I want to get to know the individuals and families who call Farmington home.”

A similar walk-around of downtown businesses was recently conducted by Chief Hebbe, Public Information Officer Georgette Allen and District Coordinator Unit Sergeant Baric Crum. “I felt like we were well received by the businesses as many expressed their appreciation for our visit,” said Allen. “Some individuals reported issues that affect the downtown business district. DCU officers will be working with the businesses to reach solutions to said issues.”

The first neighborhood meet and greet will be Monday, May 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“We will announce the date of each walk-around on the department Facebook page, however, the location will not be disclosed,” the chief explained. “The first person to tweet a photo of me while I’m in a neighborhood, will receive a $10 gift card to a local restaurant. I would like to preface this with, the funds to purchase the cards are my own and not the department’s.”

Photos for the Where’s the Chief? contest should be tweeted to @FPDNM using hashtag #FoundChiefHebbe.