LEWISTON — The Police Department will host a community forum to talk about Project Hot Spot, a community police program created to target specific higher crime areas and neighborhoods with increased law enforcement.

The project was launched in response to neighborhood crime complaints and has since been incorporated in a number of other communities, with the assistance of local, state and federal agencies.

The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Longley Elementary School, 145 Birch St.

Scheduled to attend the forum will be representatives of the Lewiston Police Department, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Androscoggin County District Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and others.

According to a written statement from LPD, community involvement is vital to the success of Project Hot Spot.

Residents, employees, business owners and property owners are invited to attend and ask questions.

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