Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
West Valley City Mayer Mike Winder, left, shakes hands with his new Chief Lee Russo Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at City Hall in West Valley City. Susan Russo stands to the side.

WEST VALLEY CITY — Police Chief Lee Russo will host an open meeting with the community to discuss crime in the city as well as crime prevention and other community concerns.

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The meeting is Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South.

Russo also will discuss the current state of the West Valley Police Department and future plans for the organization. He will respond to citizens' questions about the police department’s operations and responsiveness.

Russo plans to continue hosting monthly meetings with the community in what he has called the “Police/Community Forum.” Dates, times, and locations for these continuing meetings will be announced at a later date.