One doesn’t have to read many local headlines or watch much local television news to feel very unsafe in what was once the relatively not scary city of Greensboro.

These days, however, there seem to be constant threats all around – but City of Greensboro leaders and safety experts want you to know that there are a lot of things you can do to keep safe even in these highly threatening times.

That’s why, on Tuesday, April 9, and Thursday, April 11, the city will have all hands on deck – the Greensboro Police Department, the Greensboro Fire Department, Guilford Metro 911 and the Office of Community Safety – to provide a comprehensive update, and get feedback on, the State of Public Safety in the city.

At the events, each department will discuss “challenges, problem solving, innovation and how to engage our community to be part of the solutions.”

. Both forums are scheduled for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and there will be time allotted for attendees to ask questions.

The first forum, on April 9, will be held at Bennett College in the Multi-Purpose Room at the college’s Global Learning Center. That’s at 521 Gorrell St in Greensboro.  For a map, you can go to the following link:

The second community forum, on April 11, will take place at UNCG’s Elliot University Center in the Alexander Room on the lower level.  That address is 507 Stirling St. in Greensboro.

Parking will be available at Walker Deck. (City officials note that “Motorists leaving early should press the intercom button at the exit gate and tell the attendant they were there for the Public Safety forum.”)

Driving directions and campus maps for the April 11 forum are available at