NEW BEDFORD _ The public is invited to meet Capt. Amos Melo, the new commander at Station 3, and discuss issues of concern in the North End during two separate events Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Thursday, Oct. 26.

A conversation with Capt. Melo hosted by St. Andrew's Church will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at St. Andrew's Church, 169 Belleville Road.

During this event, residents have the chance to meet Capt. Melo and hear his insights on how the neighborhood can be safer. Residents and Capt. Melo can also  talk about the recent violence in the neighborhood and share thoughts on how to have a safer neighborhood and enhance community safety.

From 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 26, a meet and greet is scheduled at the station, 781 Ashley Blvd., to allow residents and business owners the opportunity to meet the captain at the station and discuss issues of concern with him directly.

"This is a great opportunity for me to meet the fine people who live and work in the north end of our city,'' Capt Melo said. "I believe that together as one we can make New Bedford's north end a safer and better place to live and work."

-New Bedford Police Department