Press Release September 22, 2020
The Police Department is aware of the planned demonstration scheduled for this Sunday at 4pm on the city square. The organizer has been in contact with the Chief of Police and we have no reason to believe the event will be anything more than a peaceful demonstration as it was in June.
We have received several questions about whether or not a permit is required for this demonstration. The City of Highland has Special Event Applications for events with expected crowds of over 150, require or request city services, or could impact traffic flow or safety. Because this event does not impact any of those criteria, it does not require a Special Event Permit.
A link to the Special Event Application can be found here: https://www.highlandil.gov/departments/public_safety/police_department/forms.php
This morning we were made aware of a potential counter-demonstration as well. We will be attempting to make contact with the group or organizer to discuss any planned activities.
About Highland Public Safety and Chief Conrad
I have served the City of Highland as a police officer since 2000, being promoted to Sergeant in 2009 and Lieutenant in 2014. I have served the department as Chief of Police since November of 2018. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, KY.
By building partnerships in the community and solving problems through professional police service while addressing the specific needs of our city, our vision is to be the preeminent law enforcement agency in our area through a dedication to forward thinking, training, and an application of progressive police practices.
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Highland, IL 62249-0218