Most meetings in Provincetown are held in person, typically with an online-attendance option. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details. All meetings are at Town Hall unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, Oct. 19
- Water and Sewer Board, 2 p.m., VMCC
- Board of Health, 4 p.m.
- Community Preservation Committee, 4 p.m.
- Library Trustees, 6 p.m., Provincetown Library
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 23
- Special Town Meeting, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
- Visitor Services Board, 1 p.m.
- Shellfish Committee, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
- Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee, noon
- Harbor Committee, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 5 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
The town manager’s office is now meeting monthly with DEI Director Donna Walker and Deputy Police Chief Greg Hennick to work on supplemental training for the police dept. Alex Morse told the select board on Oct. 10.
The state recently released next year’s schedule of continuing courses, none of which deal with implicit bias, de-escalation, or procedural justice, Morse said.
So, the department is hoping to work with criminal justice professors at Cape Cod Community College to create a less conventional training program.
“We do not plan for this to be a training given by police for police,” Morse said.
“We have also discussed how to involve Truro PD, Wellfleet PD, and Eastham PD in these trainings once we have a plan to schedule them,” Morse said. Training would likely take place between March and May, and all uniformed members of Provincetown’s department, “from the top down,” will be required to participate.
The select board said they appreciated the effort, but wondered if it could move faster.
“I think it would really behoove us to start thinking about what community policing is and how can we start doing this in Provincetown,” said board member Leslie Sandberg, asking for a December or January start. —Paul Benson