Editor:
Thanks to Rio Rancho Police and a small suggestion:
I want to thank the Rio Rancho Police officers who attended the open opportunity to chat with the public Wednesday morning at The Bagel Deli & Bakery at the Coffee with a Cop program. I was glad to hear that reporting incidents I see at night (while dog-walking) is worthwhile even when I don’t get all the details.
Hearing from civilians about specific incidents can help the department identify patters and respond appropriately. The department has an online reporting form for minor incidents: rrnm.gov/4132/Online-Crime-Reporting.
I appreciated seeing the mayor there too, and wonder,though, whether investing some more now in public safety, or planting more native shade trees, or building more neighborhood mini-parks might help the city attract growth more than an over-sized reserve fund would.

Charles Goodmacher
Rio Rancho