West York chief to host 'Resolution Sessions'

Have safety concerns in West York? Soon borough residents will have a chance to air their issues face to face with the police chief.

West York Police announced Thursday, Sept. 14, that Chief Matt Millsaps will host "Resolution Sessions" twice a month.

The department said residents can walk into the borough hall, located at 1381 W. Poplar St., and report an issue, look for guidance or formally raise a concern regarding safety, security or local disputes.

Chief Matt Millsaps, of the West York Borough Police Department, talks to media at the scene of a shooting in Kingston apartments at 1243 West King Street in West York Borough, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The sessions will be held twice a month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and the first session is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21. The schedule for October sessions will be released later.

The program's goal, according to the department, is to address and resolve residents' issues before they get to the point where legal action is necessary and to help people work through their problems.

If a report does require police investigation, Millsaps will take an official report. Anonymous reports may also be made during the sessions.

The chief worked with other agencies to create a resource profile capable of aiding most people with their concerns, according to a news release from the department.

The sessions also are to serve those who aren't comfortable with the traditional methods of reporting, police said, and the sessions are scheduled at night to better accommodate the schedules of residents.

The sessions are private, and no appointment is necessary.

 — Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.