City of Columbia Missouri Police Department Police Department

600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 2, 2020

CONTACT: Brittany Hilderbrand
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.874.7671
policepio@CoMo.gov

Jeff Pitts
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.817.5049
policepio@CoMo.gov

Statement from Chief Geoff Jones to the community regarding demonstrations

(COLUMBIA, MO) -

Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones issued the following statement regarding demonstrations in Columbia:

"We are committed to supporting peaceful protests while ensuring the public’s safety. As demonstrations continue to take place in our community, officers will ensure the safety of our residents while supporting demonstrators’ constitutional rights.

We are aware of the incidents that took place yesterday and plan to position officers in locations throughout the downtown area to help prevent any similar incidents. For the safety of both demonstrators and motorists, we are requesting individuals not block the intersection of the roads. 

We value our community and our neighbors and will continue to work together to maintain safety and security for all."



City of Columbia Vision
Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

City of Columbia Mission
To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.

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