Phoenicians are getting to know their new Phoenix police chief!
On Wednesday night, Police Chief Jeri Williams held a "meet and greet" event alongside Councilman Michael Nowakowski and Vice Mayor Kate Gallego.
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Residents had a lot of question — including how she'll tackle race issues.
Another man brought up his worries about staffing shortages as Laveen keeps growing.
"I was really encouraged that she was talking about staffing almost immediately," said Tony Berastegui. "I don't want her to forget us."
Block watch members also came out to meet the chief and learn how they can help in their own neighborhoods.
"We got a real feel for who she is and she's genuine," said Jennifer Rouse.