Police and fire departments to discuss fiscal, service limitations

The Colorado Springs police and fire departments are planning four community meetings to discuss how their service and response has been compromised by the city’s money problems.

“Clearly there are some restraints,” said police spokesman Lt. David Whitlock. “Our resources have been limited, and we’ve been telling people all along about that. We want the community to know about what they are and what they can expect.”

He said the meetings will also be a chance to gather comment about how best to spread the departments’ remaining resources.

The first meeting is planned for 7 p.m. March 23 at Deerfield Community Center, 4290 Deerfield Hills Road.

The other three meetings are scheduled for April 13, May 4 and May 25. Locations will be announced at a later date.