Cochrane residents will have the opportunity to engage with law enforcement officials, including the head of the local police and at a public open house tonight.

Detachment Commander, Insp. Dave Brunner said they're encouraging the public to attend the RCMP Open Forum and use it as an opportunity to bring forward any questions or concerns. 

"We're going to sit down and have an informal conversation about the town of Cochrane, policing and issues that they have. There is no set agenda, everyone can come in and tell me the good, the bad and the ugly about policing and living in Cochrane." 

It's a way for us to connect with members of the community and hear what their concerns are, explained Brunner. 

"Cochrane is a great place to live, people move to this community because they feel safe and I want to keep it that way. As this community changes in growth, it's still one of the fastest growing communities in Canada but it's still one of the safest and best communities to live in."   

"This is an event for everyone that lives in Cochrane. I have heard several times that the detachment looks inviting and warm and we want to make sure that people know that Cochrane RCMP are here for them." 

The RCMP Open Forum goes this evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cochrane Protective Services detachment at 12 Clydesdale Ave. in Heartland. 

The event is open to the public, pre-registration is not required.