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VIDEO: Residents Discuss MRAP, Mutual Aid, Chief Search with Police Union Members

Banning-Beaumont Patch video by Guy McCarthy

Banning residents, business owners, school and city officials meet with Banning Police Officers Association members at Russo's in Banning, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014. Banning-Beaumont Patch video by Guy McCarthy.
Banning residents, business owners, school and city officials meet with Banning Police Officers Association members at Russo's in Banning, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014. Banning-Beaumont Patch video by Guy McCarthy.
The Banning Police Officers Association hosted a public meeting 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 7 at Russo's Italian Kitchen, "to update the community on the state of the Banning Police Department and to answer questions," according to organizers.

The BPOA is the union for all 24 sworn non-administration personnel who work for the Banning Police Department, said Banning police Cpl. Brandon Smith, an elected representative of the Banning Police Officers Association.

Topics residents discuss with BPOA members in this video include the Police Department's armored vehicles, mutual aid support from neighboring agencies, and the city's hiring of a new police chief.

Residents, business owners, school and city officials attended, including Mayor Debbie Franklin and Councilman Edward Miller.

For more from Tuesday night's meeting see:

VIDEO: Resident Who Lives Near Jail Asks Police About Inmates Released in Neighborhood

More From BPOA Meeting: Resident Asks Banning Police Officers About Hiring

Residents Ask Banning Police Union Members About Volunteers, Chief's Vacancy

VIDEO: Banning Police Union Members Respond to Questions on Staffing, MRAP

VIDEO: Resident Asks Banning Police Officers About RR Crossing, Unsolved Homicides

VIDEO: Residents Hear Banning Police Union Perspective at Russo's

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