The Office of Councillor E. Denise Simmons is seeking Cambridge residents who are
interested in participating in an upcoming focus group to discuss community policing in the City of
Cambridge. Sessions will be discussion groups of 8-12 people meeting for 90 minutes over Zoom, with a
facilitator directing the conversation based on a standardized set of questions. Those interested must be:
- A current resident of Cambridge
- Age 16 or over
- Have access to reliable WiFi (to participate via Zoom)
In her role as Chair of the Civic Unity Committee, Councilor Simmons is looking to engage with the
community via these focus groups to gain a greater sense of community thoughts, feelings, and
knowledge around issues of community policing and public safety. The results will factor into upcoming
Civic Unity Committee discussions and potential recommendations to the full City Council.
Interested participants are asked to email Councillor Simmons as soon as possible with the subject line: “Interest In Community Police Survey.” Please include your name, your email, phone number, and street address in these emails. Please also tell us which of the following dates/times you would be available to participate. You will be assigned to one session based on how we can best accommodate everyone’s availability. It is possible that you will not be chosen due to limited spots and conflicts in people's availability.
- Wed, Feb 24th (12 pm -1:30 pm)
- Wed, Feb 24th (6:30 pm - 8 pm)
- Thu, Feb 25th (12 pm - 1:30 pm)
- Thu, Feb 25th (6:30 pm - 8 pm)
- Sat, Feb 27th (10 am - 11:30 am)
- Sat, Feb 27th (3pm - 4:30 pm)
Our office will assign you a slot and send you the Zoom link shortly afterward. Participants will be added
on a “first come, first placed” basis. We thank you for your interest.